Belief, Ritual and the Securing of Life

Belief, Ritual and the Securing of Life

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This collection of essays focuses upon the religion and ritual of the Kuria people of East Africa, but uses this material to raise wider comparative and cross-cultural issues regarding broad themes in eastern Bantu religions as well as western assumptions about religion and individual personhood.Reflective Essays on a Bantu Religion Malcolm Ruel. but on what grounds does he make this assertion and what is its sense as it stands? ... of this kind (i.e. universally valid classifying concepts) are really what count and that a#39;belief is or should be one such category. ... is treated by him as a simple empirical issue of general enquiry about the natural world, and the conclusions that he reaches followanbsp;...

Title:Belief, Ritual and the Securing of Life
Author:Malcolm Ruel
Publisher:BRILL - 1997-01-01


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