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Religious encounters with death : insights from the history and anthropology of religions

Author: Frank Reynolds; Earle H Waugh; American Academy of Religion.
Publisher: University Park : Pennsylvania State University Press, ©1977.
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Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frank Reynolds; Earle H Waugh; American Academy of Religion.
ISBN: 0271012293 9780271012292
OCLC Number: 2189348
Notes: Based on papers prepared for the annual convention of the American Academy of Religion held in Chicago, 1973.
Description: xii, 247 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Comparative studies --
Mythologies of death : an introduction / Mircea Eliade --
Death and the dead in the pilgrimage process / Victor Turner --
Mesoamerica and Africa --
The black man in the cave in Chapultepec : an Aztec variant on the gatekeeper motif / Franke J. Neumann --
Death, kingship, and royal ancestors in Buganda / Benjamin Ray --
Indian traditions --
myth and meditation --
Death as a necessity and a gift in Hindu mythology / J. Bruce Long --
"The death that conquers death" : dying to the world in Medieval Hinduism / David R. Kinsley --
Indian traditions --
ritual practice --
Sapiṇḍīkarana : the Hindu rite of entry into heaven / David M. Knipe --
Parsi Zoroastrian myth and ritual : some problems of their relevance for death and dying / Cyrus R. Pangborn --
A Japanese Buddhist perspective --
Practicing dying : the Samurai-Zen death techniques of Suzuki Shōsan / Winston L. King --
Biblical and Judaic traditions --
Human mortality as a problem in Ancient Israel / Wolfram Herrmann --
The Holocaust and the Kiddush Hashem in Hassidic thought / Pesach Schindler --
Islamic traditions --
Death and dying in the Qur'ān / Alford T. Welch --
Muḥarram rites : community death and rebirth / Earle H. Waugh --
North American and Christian traditions --
In search of paradigms : death and destiny in seventeenth-century North America / Glen W. Davidson --
The death of Father Abraham : the assassination of Lincoln and its effect on frontier mythology / Donald Capps.
Responsibility: edited by Frank E. Reynolds and Earle H. Waugh.

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