Shamans, Prophets and Sages

Shamans, Prophets and Sages

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This text presents world religions in terms of the typologies of their founders - the shamans, prophets, and sages - which provide conceptual models for helping understand the origins and workings of each of the major religious traditions and why they differ.show more

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  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 185.42 x 233.68 x 15.24mm | 453.59g
  • Cengage Learning, Inc
  • Wadsworth Publishing Co Inc
  • Belmont, CA, United States
  • English
  • 0534042635
  • 9780534042639

Table of contents

Introduction. Part One: Shamans. Shamanism in prehistoric cultures. Shamanism in recent small-scale societies. Shamanism within prophetic societies. Prophecy in sagagious societies. Part Two: Prophets. Judaism. Christianity. Islam. Prophecy in Shamanic societies. Prophecy in sagacious societies. Part Three: Sages. Hinduism. Buddhism. Chinese religion. Japanese religion. Green rationalism. Wisdom among Shamanic peoples. Wisdom in prophetic societies. Conclusion. Appendices. Glossary. Bibliography. Index.show more

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