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Animals in religion : devotion, symbol and ritual

Author: Barbara Allen, Rev.
Publisher: London, UK : Reaktion Books, 2016. ©2016
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores the role of animals within a wide range of religious traditions. Sacred writings and oral traditions through the ages contain countless myths, legends and stories of animals, forming a fascinating record of the ways animals have figured in our spiritual lives. Delving deeper, the author highlights the ways that our religious practices have honored and relied upon our animal brethren, whether as gods,
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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(OCoLC)920717074
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Allen, Rev.
ISBN: 9781780236056 1780236050
OCLC Number: 973758698
Description: 1 online resource (553 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Animals in tribal and First Peoples' religions --
Animals in ancient Egyptian religion and mythology --
Animals in Celtic and Viking myth and ritual --
Animals in Judaism --
Animals in Christianity --
Animals in Islam --
Animals in Hinduism --
Animals in Jainism --
Animals in Buddhism --
Animals in religion in China and Japan.
Responsibility: Barbara Allen.

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Allen highlights the mysterious alterity of nonhuman animals (such that they should not be reduced to things) and in turn leads the reader to discover, through a myriad of religious voices, these Read more...

 
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