|Statement||Edited by Christopher Vecsey.|
|Series||Studies in religion / American Academy of Religion -- 29|
NORTH AMERICAN [INDIAN] RELIGIONS: HISTORY OF STUDY The religions of North American Indians manifest considerable complexity and diversity. In several hundred cultural groups practiced distinctive forms of religion. While we customarily begin the documentary record at the time of initial European contact, discoveries in archaeology have extended religious perspectives far back into. Native American religions are the spiritual practices of the indigenous peoples of the article focuses on Native North Americans. Traditional Native American ceremonial ways can vary widely and are based on the differing histories and beliefs of individual tribes, clans, and bands. Introduction to the study of non-Western religions, analyzing primal cultures and early civilizations using Amerindian examples, considering traditional (Ojibwa to Inca) and contemporary (American Indian Movement, Peyote Religion) phenomena and their interrelationships with Western religion. Canadian examples will predominate. A concise, balanced, and reasonably priced introductory text, World Religions takes a historical approach to the ideological and cultural aspects of several religions. More than just a collection of facts about beliefs and mores, this unique text offers students a complex portrait of each religion, with scholarly viewpoints interspersed : $
Native American religions, religious beliefs and sacramental practices of the indigenous peoples of North and South America. Until the s it was commonly assumed that the religions of the surviving Native Americans were little more than curious anachronisms, dying remnants of humankind’s traditions lacked sacred texts and fixed doctrines or moral codes and were embedded in. Interest in the general study of religion dates back to at least Hecataeus of Miletus (ca. BCE – ca. BCE) and Herodotus (ca. BCE – BCE). Later, during the Middle Ages, Islamic scholars such as Ibn Hazm (d. CE) studied Persian, Jewish, Christian, and Indian religions, among first history of religion was the Treatise on the Religious and Philosophical Sects. NORTH AMERICAN INDIAN RELIGIONS: MYTHIC THEMES The very broad subject of mythology among traditional peoples is often juxtaposed with "history" in the modern, Western sense. However, this confluence presents problems for both traditional indigenous communities and Western modernity. Source for information on North American Indian Religions: Mythic Themes: Encyclopedia of Religion . Religion in India is characterised by a diversity of religious beliefs and practices. India is officially a secular state and has no state religion. The Indian subcontinent is the birthplace of four of the world's major religions; namely Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and ing to the census, % of the population of India practices Hinduism, % adheres to Islam, %.
Religious traditions fall into super-groups in comparative religion, arranged by historical origin and mutual mic religions originate in West Asia, Indian religions in the Indian subcontinent (South Asia) and East Asian religions in East Asia. Another group with supra-regional influence are Afro-American religion, which have their origins in Central and West Africa. Indigenous Table of Contents Center for the Study of World Religions Harvard Divinity School Religions of the World and Ecology Series “Contemporary Native American Responses to Environmental Threats in Indian Country” Tirso A. Gonzales and Melissa K. Nelson. Native American Religions. STUDY. PLAY. American Indian Religious Freedom Act. the U.S. Government will protect the inherent rights for Indian tribes to free exercise of their traditional religions. Axis Mundi. believed to connect the heavens and the earth and regarded as the center of the world. Textual Studies: analysis, interpretation, or translation of a particular text or group of texts in the study of religion; Best First Book in the History of Religions – an author's first published monograph. Religion and the Arts Book Award. The awards are chosen by the Book Awards Jury. To see the list of jury members, please see here.