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The religious spirit of the Navajo

Author: Lawrence Eugene Sullivan
Publisher: Philadelphia : Chelsea House, ©2002.
Series: Religions of humanity.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : English-language edView all editions and formats
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These vibrant books take the reader into the history of a specific religion, placing it in a cultural perspective. Written by scholars in their field, the series gives the uninitiated a first encounter while fostering a respect for different backgrounds. Discover the healing rites on a Navajo reservation, the foods they eat, and the creation myths that make up their faith.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lawrence Eugene Sullivan
ISBN: 0791066320 9780791066324
OCLC Number: 47521351
Notes: Originally published in an Italian translation, Lo spirito religioso degli indiani Navajo, by Editoriale Jaca Book, Milan, ©2000.
Description: 30 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm.
Contents: Ceremonial sand painting: Entering other worlds --
Cradle of history: multiple sources of navajo knowledge --
Diné blkéyah navajo country --
Sacred space on the earth's surface --
Five worlds and sacred time --
Emerging and placing: the process of creation --
Holy wind: from the one to the many --
Father sky, mother earth: paired opposites --
Wholeness, harmony, and beauty: Sa'a nagbái bik'e bózbó --
Testimony --
Glossary --
Bibliography --
Index.
Series Title: Religions of humanity.
Other Titles: Navajo
Responsibility: Lawrence E. Sullivan.

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These vibrant books take the reader into the history of a specific religion, placing it in a cultural perspective. Written by scholars in their field, the series gives the uninitiated a first encounter while fostering a respect for different backgrounds. Discover the healing rites on a Navajo reservation, the foods they eat, and the creation myths that make up their faith.

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