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Astrology and cosmology in the world's religions

Author: Nicholas Campion
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, ©2012.
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Outlines how, by observing the celestial bodies, people have engaged with the divine, managed the future, and attempted to understand events here on earth

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Campion, Nicholas.
Astrology and cosmology in the world's religions.
New York : New York University Press, ©2012
(DLC) 2012008639
(OCoLC)764339525
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas Campion
ISBN: 9780814708422 0814708420 9780814744451 0814744451
OCLC Number: 794003589
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 273 pages)
Contents: Cosmology and religion: measurement and meaning --
Astrology: the celestial mirror --
Australia: the dreaming --
Oceania: navigating the sky --
North Americas: the Great Spirit --
South and Central America: salvation and sacrifice --
Sub-Saharan Africa: heaven on earth --
Egypt: the solar society --
China: the celestial offices --
India: ancient traditions and modern practice --
Babylon: signs in the sky --
The Jews: myth, magic, and transcendence --
Classical Greece: ascent to the stars --
Christianity: influence and transcendence --
Islam: faith and reason --
Theosophical, new age, and pagan cosmologies: nature and transformation.
Responsibility: Nicholas Campion.

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"What is up in the sky has significance in almost every religion, and this book looks at Australia, Oceania, North America, South and Central America, Sub-Sahara Africa, Egypt, China, India, Babylon, Read more...

 
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