Zoroastrian Rituals In Context

Author: Michael Stausberg
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004131316
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Rituals play a prominent role in Zoroastrianism, one of the oldest religious traditions of mankind. In this book, scholars from a broad range of disciplines make the first ever collective effort to discuss Zoroastrian rituals in different historical contexts and geographical settings.

The Wiley Blackwell Companion To Zoroastrianism

Author: Michael Stausberg
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118786270
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This is the first ever comprehensive English-language survey of Zoroastrianism, one of the oldest living religions Evenly divided into five thematic sections beginning with an introduction to Zoroaster/Zarathustra and concluding with the intersections of Zoroastrianism and other religions Reflects the global nature of Zoroastrian studies with contributions from 34 international authorities from 10 countries Presents Zoroastrianism as a cluster of dynamic historical and contextualized phenomena, reflecting the current trend to move away from textual essentialism in the study of religion

Islamic Alternatives

Author: Shahrokh Raei
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783447107792
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Islamic Alternatives are the proceedings of a symposium which was held in April 2014 within the framework of a research project entitled The Khaksar Order between Ahl-e Haqq and Shiite Sufi Order, funded by the German Research Foundation. The tradition and belief system of the Khaksar is closely connected to several cultural and religious traditions across a vast geographical area in the Orient: the territory of Persianate societies, which might also be called 'the territory of wandering dervishes'. The extensive historical and cultural relations and associations, the similarities between the Khaksar Order and the Futuwwa tradition or religious communities (such as the Ahl-e Haqq (Yarsan) and Bektashi order in different geographical territories), the relationship between this order and Dervish groups in Pakistan and Central Asia on the one hand and its connection with the official orthodox Shia on the other hand are the main topics dealt with in the present book. The commonalities and cultural relations of these numerous and diverse cultural traditions as well as the heterodox movements in this region are so substantial that understanding the related aspects of each helps us gain a deeper knowledge of the whole subject matter. This symposium and the present proceedings attempt to gather as many specialists of these diverse but associated themes as possible in order to achieve a better understanding of these concepts.

Zoroastrian Studies

Author: A. V. Williams Jackson
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781494094867
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This is a new release of the original 1928 edition.

God And Sheikh Adi Are Perfect

Author: Philip G. Kreyenbroek
Publisher: Otto Harrassowitz Verlag
ISBN: 9783447053006
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Until the late 20th century the West was unaware of the existence of an extensive corpus of Yezidi religious texts. These were traditionally transmitted orally, and were kept secret from outsiders. It was not until the 1970s that a few Yezidi intellectuals began to commit these texts to writing. These first publications included only specimens of the most prestigious genres, which for a time were thought to be representative of Yezidi religious literature as a whole. It was later discovered, however, that this literature was far richer. Furthermore it became clear that an understanding of Yezidi oral culture as a whole was indispensable for a proper understanding of the religious texts.The present work offers the reader a representative selection of the main genres of Yezidi religious texts, with translation and commentary. The texts are intended, moreover, to cover the topics most often addressed in the Yezidi religious tradition.The first introductory chapter aims to introduce the reader to the Yezidi community's history, aspects of its religion, and its social structures and institutions. The next chapter focuses on some of the implications of the oral transmission of this literature and on its contents, especially the sacred history of Yezidism. The third chapter discusses aspects of orality and the transition to written culture, questions of performance and reception, and the formal characteristics of the various types of texts.

Yezidism In Europe

Author: Philip G. Kreyenbroek
Publisher: Otto Harrassowitz Verlag
ISBN: 9783447060608
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Yezidism is a minority religion that is largely based on tradition rather than scripture. In the homelands - Turkey, Iraq, Syria and Transcaucasia - its world-view is closely connected with local culture, and most easily understood in that context. From the 1960s onwards, an increasing number of Yezidis from Turkey, Iraq and Syria were forced to migrate to Western Europe. After the fall of the Soviet Union many Yezidis from Armenia and Georgia moved to Russia and the Ukraine. This work addresses the question of differences in perception of the religion between Yezidi migrants who grew up in the homeland and those who were mainly socialised in the Diaspora. It is based on extensive qualitative research among Yezidis of different generations in Germany and Russia.

A Prayer Book For Eucharistic Adoration

Author: William G. Storey
Publisher: Loyola Press
ISBN: 0829429069
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Solidly rooted in Scripture, this book includes an extensive collection of Eucharistic adoration prayers, such as prayers at Mass, Marian prayers, prayers of the saints, novenas, litanies, and more.

Prayers And Heavenly Promises

Author: Joan Carroll Cruz
Publisher: Tan Books & Pub
ISBN: 9780895553973
Size: 48.60 MB
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This prayerbook contains devotions to the Blessed Mother, the Infant Jesus, the Precious Blood, the Holy Face, the Sacred Heart, and for the souls in Purgatory and many more.