From primitives to Zen; a thematic sourcebook of the history of religions.

; I. Edward Kiev Judaica Collection (George Washington University. Gelman Library)
[1st U.S. ed.].. New York, Harper and Row [1967] .
ISBN 9780060621346, 0060621346

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Other Authors I. Edward Kiev Judaica Collection (George Washington University. Gelman Library)
Subjects Religions -- Histoire -- Sources.
Religions -- History -- Sources.
Religions.
Description xxv, 644 pages 24 cm
Copyright Date [1967]
Notes Presented by the Dr. Ari Kiev family to the I. Edward Kiev Judaica Collection. DGW
Includes bibliographical references (pages 635-643).
Contents Gods, goddesses, and supernatural beings -- African high gods -- North American Indians -- Polynesia, Colombia, Labrador, New Guinea -- Gods of the ancient near east, ancient India, and Japan -- Greek gods and heroes, and the Iranian supreme being, Ahura-Mazda -- Islam: Allah and his prophet -- Myths of creation and of origin -- Myths of the creation of the world -- A myth of beginning and end -- The creation of man -- Myths of the origin of death -- Myths of the flood -- Man and the sacred -- Sacred world, sacred life, sacred time -- Origin and destiny of the soul-and the powers of mana -- Types of sacrifice -- Rituals, oracles, prescriptions, devotion -- Prayers and hymns -- Patterns of initiation -- Death, afterlife, eschatology -- Gods, heroes, and death -- Death and the intermediate state -- Funerary rituals -- Egyptian conceptions of death -- The roads to the nether world -- Greek and Roman conceptions of death and immortality -- Orpheus myths -- Paradises -- The end of the world -- Messianic prophecies and millenarian movements -- Specialists of the sacred: from medicine men to mystics and founders of religions -- Shamans and medicine men -- Holy personages -- Forms of asceticism -- Prophets and founders of religions -- Spiritual techniques and mystical experiences -- Techniques of Yoga -- Japanese Buddhism -- Zen Buddhism -- Islam -- Speculations on man and God -- Different understandings of the human condition -- Humility, wisdom, tolerance -- Egyptian teaching -- Greek thought -- Jain belief -- Buddhist emperor and philosopher: Ashoka -- Confucius -- Buddha explains the middle path -- The ultimate reality: questions and answers -- Reflecting on gods, the self, and the God.
Genre History.
Sources.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)337659
(OCoLC)ocm00337659
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WorldCat Identities Eliade, Mircea, 1907-1986.
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