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Benjamin Grant Purzycki and Edward C. Holland

’s status as a deity may employ these in order to make further refined predictions without assuming this status one way or another. We do not doubt that other cultural and demographic factors can influence the expression of Buddhist religion in Tyva and in other regions; the salience and agency of Buddha as

Flesh and Blood

Interrogating Freud on Human Sacrifice, Real and Imagined

Benjamin Beit-Hallahmi

(1992) about the dynamics of the Catholic cult of the Virgin Mary. The prediction was that a repressed attraction to the mother will push young males toward the Virgin Mary cult. They will also be pulled by image of the suffering Christ, which expresses guilt and punishment. The study measured early

Bilge Sayim, Kimberly A. Jameson, Nancy Alvarado and Monika Szeszel

opsin genotype analyses; and (3) a comparison of results to a set of theory-based predictions. Analysis 1 examined all 52 subjects’ data, whereas a subset of 47 subjects who volunteered blood specimens (30 female, 17 male) comprise the DNA subgroups presented in Analysis 2. We tested predictions for

Stefaan Blancke, Maarten Boudry and Johan Braeckman

to cooperate under very special experimental conditions. Many pseudoscientific claims are also moving targets, amenable to a range of interpretations. This is notoriously so in the case of astrology and assorted forms of fortune-telling. Horoscopes may look as if they contain specific predictions or

Kimberly Jameson

accomplished using accepted models in the color-naming in the literature. JCC_5,3-4_F3_293-347 10/18/05 5:36 PM Page 336 color cognition universals 337 Comparisons across Grouped Languages using Framework’s Heuristics and Principles Irrespective of dimensional emphases, one prediction of the IDM and its

Sean Redding

predictions they made about their political future. Rumors and religion combined with material grievances to create a prophetic moment in which rebellion became a moral choice. Keywords South Africa, political revolt, religious conversion, rumors and prophecies Introduction The revolt that developed in the

Canonical Texts: Bearers of Absolute Authority – Bible, Koran, Veda, Tipiaka

A Phenomenological Study (Translated by Henry Jansen and Lucy Jansen-Hofland)


Rein Fernhout

This book introduces a new approach to the comparative study of sacred texts - here the Christian Bible, the Islamic Koran, the Hindu Veda and the Buddhist Tipiaka. The author demonstrates that, in spite of their great differences, these works show a fundamental analogy.Considered as canonical within their own religious context, each text possesses absolute authority in comparison with other authoritative texts from their respective religious traditions. This fundamental analogy allows one to describe the growth and history of these canons, step by step, as a process that takes place in analogous phases that are clearly distinguishable. The author follows a strictly phenomenological method: he tries to understand the development of these canons in terms of a potential that lies within the phenomena themselves, i.e. the texts, while refraining in any way from assessing their claim to absolute authority.
In part I the author describes the development from the 'revelation' of the texts to a climax with respect to reflection on the canons. This climax has been reached in all four cases. Part II investigates the crisis that these canons are currently undergoing as a consequence of the modern intellectual climate. Can we expect that this crisis will be overcome by the canons? And if so, will they be in a position of mutual exclusion or will they form a sort of unity such as, for example, the Old and New Testament in the Christian Bible? Finally the author traces what the religions themselves have postulated about the future of their respective canons. The result is surprising: the current crisis is only faint reflection of what, according to age-old predictions, awaits the canons in the future.

Gary Lynn Comstock

at their face-value-i.e. as theoretical systems intended for the explanation, prediction, and control of space- time events." 27 Although Sundkler, H. W. Turner, 28 Peel and Hor- ton all are speaking with reference to twentieth century movements in African mission Christianity, their conclusions are

Norman Etherington

to read these words as a portent of the study Ranger was about to undertake of the religious experience of the Samkange family. There are one or two other forward-looking observations in an oth- erwise backward looking volume. One is Bogumil Jewsiewicki's spot-on prediction that the 1990s would

Ronald Niezen

, which require a lifetime for the performer to perfect, can survive in a milieu that continues to be transformed by literacy, bureaucracy and technology. The oral narrative included here reminds us that many remembered tradi- tions have a tenacity that defies predictions of universal westerniza- tion and