Religion and Hopi Life / Edition 2

Religion and Hopi Life / Edition 2

by John D. Loftin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0253341965

ISBN-13: 9780253341969

Pub. Date: 03/15/2003

Publisher: Indiana University Press

Religion and Hopi Life tells the story of Hopi religious life in a way that makes sense to both Hopis and outsiders. In his interpretation of Hopi religion, John D. Loftin does not subject religious meaning to secular analysis. While not the Hopi’s own story, his account attempts to honor and do justice to the way in which the Hopi embody religious meaning

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Religion and Hopi Life tells the story of Hopi religious life in a way that makes sense to both Hopis and outsiders. In his interpretation of Hopi religion, John D. Loftin does not subject religious meaning to secular analysis. While not the Hopi’s own story, his account attempts to honor and do justice to the way in which the Hopi embody religious meaning through the living of their lives. The second edition of this highly praised book keeps scholarly debates and theories to a minimum, except when they help illuminate the understanding of Hopi religious orientation and worldview. Several important studies of the Hopi have emerged since the book’s first publication, and their findings have been incorporated. The book also includes new material on shamanism, death, witchcraft, myth, tricksters, and kachina initiations. This updated edition incorporates other minor corrections and additions to the text, and revises and expands the footnotes and the annotated bibliography.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780253341969
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Publication date:
03/15/2003
Series:
Religion in North America Series
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.85(d)

Table of Contents

Preliminary Table of Contents:
Preface to the Second Edition
Introduction
Part I. Work and Ritual
One. A Religious Practicality
Two. A Sacred Society
Three. The Utility of Prayer
Part II. Dominance and Religion
Four. Contact and Change
Five. Compartmentalization and Prophecy
Six. Sacred and Human
Postscript, 2003
Notes
Annotated Bibliography
Index of Hopi Terms
Subject and Name Index

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