The Religious Nile

Terje Oestigaard reveals how the beliefs associated with the river have played a key role in the cultural development and make-up of the societies and civilizations associated with it.

The Religious Nile

The Religious Nile

The Nile is arguably the most famous river in the world. For millennia, the search for its source defeated emperors and explorers. Yet the search for its source also contained a religious quest - a search for the origin of its divine and life-giving waters. Terje Oestigaard reveals how the beliefs associated with the river have played a key role in the cultural development and make-up of the societies and civilizations associated with it. Drawing upon his personal experience and fieldwork in Africa, including details of rites and ceremonies now fast disappearing, the author brings out in rich detail the religious and spiritual meanings attached to the life-giving waters by those whose lives are so bound to the river. Part religious quest, part exploration narrative, the author shows how this mighty river is a powerful source for a greater understanding of human nature, society and religion.

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The Religious Nile
Language: en
Pages: 480
Authors: Terje Oestigaard
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-07-30 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

The Nile is arguably the most famous river in the world. For millennia, the search for its source defeated emperors and explorers. Yet the search for its source also contained a religious quest - a search for the origin of its divine and life-giving waters. Terje Oestigaard reveals how the
Bombay Islam
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Nile Green
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-03-21 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

As a thriving port city, nineteenth-century Bombay attracted migrants from across India and beyond. Nile Green's Bombay Islam traces the ties between industrialization, imperialism and the production of religion to show how Muslim migration fueled demand for a wide range of religious suppliers, as Christian missionaries competed with Muslim religious
The Mysteries of Freemasonry; Or, an Exposition of the Religious Dogmas and Customs of the Ancient Egyptians, Showing ... Their Identity with the Order of Modern Masonry, with Some Remarks on the Metamorphosis of Apuleius
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: John FELLOWS (A.M., of New York.)
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1860 - Publisher:

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The Nile
Language: en
Pages: 311
Authors: Sir Ernest Alfred Wallis Budge
Categories: Egypt
Type: BOOK - Published: 1890 - Publisher:

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The Religious Magazine and Monthly Review
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Sir Ernest Alfred Wallis Budge
Categories: Unitarianism
Type: BOOK - Published: 1871 - Publisher:

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