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Mandaeans: Ancient Texts and Modern People (Jorunn Jacobsen Buckley) Hardcover Book, (Oxford University Press, 2002) 9780195153859
Mandaeans: Ancient Texts and Modern People (Jorunn Jacobsen Buckley) Hardcover Book, (Oxford University Press, 2002) 9780195153859
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Title: The Mandaeans: Ancient Texts and Modern People

Author: Buckley, Jorunn Jacobsen

Publisher: Oxford University Press; Publication Date: 2002

Hardcover; ISBN: 9780195153859

Volumes: 1; Pages: 216

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The Mandaeans are a Gnostic sect that arose in the middle east around the same time as Christianity. What little study of the religion there has been has focused on the ancient Mandaeans and their relation to early Christianity. Buckley examines the lives and religion of contemporary Mandaeans, who live mainly in Iran and Iraq but also in New York and San Diego. She provides a comprehensive introduction to the religion and shows how its ancient texts inform the living religion, and vice versa.CONTENTSAbbreviations I Beginnings 1 Introduction: The Mandaean World 2 From Iraq to California: Grains of Musk 3 Sitil: An Example of "the Image Above and Below" 4 Ruha 5 Miriai II Rituals 6 To the River: In Iran, April 1996 7 Baptism (Masbuta) 8 The Tabahata Masiqta 9 The Initiation of the Tarmida III Native Hermeneutics 10 The Ducks That Came to the Marshes: New York 11 An Inscribed Mandaean Body 12 Interpretive Strategies in The Scroll of Exalted Kingship 13 Mandaean Language Games and Obstacles 14 Thousands of Names, Hundreds of Lineages Frouzanda Mahrad Glossary Notes Bibliography Index
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