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The World's Rim: Great Mysteries of the North American Indians
Hartley Burr Alexander
Limited preview - 1998
Ainu altar ancient animal appear atonement Aurignacian Azazel Aztec Babylonian baptism became become blood body Centeotl century B.C. ceremonial character Christ Christian Church communion conception connexion covenant crops cult culture culture hero dead death and resurrection deity Demeter developed divine king doctrine drama earth Eleusis ethical Eucharist evidence evil feast fertility festival flesh fundamental goddess gods Gospel Greek head-hunting Hebrew holy human sacrifice ideas immortality initiation institution of sacrifice interpretation Israel Jesus Jewish Judaism kingship later life-giving Lond lustrations magic maize meal ment moral Moreover Mystery Mystery Religions mystic nature notion offering original Orphism Osiris Palaeolithic Pauline post-Exilic practice priest priesthood priestly primitive prophets Quetzalcoatl Rabbinical regarded religion religious represented rites ritual sacramental sacred shaman significance soul soul-substance spirit supernatural symbol tabu Tammuz taurobolium temple Testament theology theory thought tion totem tribes vegetation victim vitality worship Yahweh