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AuthorSchรคrer, Hans. author
TitleNgaju Religion [electronic resource] : The Conception of God among a South Borneo People / by Hans Schรคrer
ImprintDordrecht : Springer Netherlands : Imprint: Springer, 1963
Connect tohttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-94-011-9346-7
Descript XV, 256 p. 47 illus., 2 illus. in color. online resource

CONTENT

I. Introduction -- 1. The Ngaju people -- 2. The significance of the conception of God -- II. Sources for the Knowledge of the Ngaju Conception of God -- 1. Sacred literature -- 2. Religious drawings -- III. Names of the Supreme Deities -- 1. The Deity of the Upperworld -- 2. The Deity of the Underworld or the primeval waiters -- IV. The Dwelling Places of the Supreme Deities -- 1. The habitation of Mahatala -- 2. The habitation of Jata -- V. Natures and Manifestations of the Supreme Deities -- 1. Duality and unity -- 2. Manifestations of the deities -- 3. Sacred colours and numbers -- 4. Emblems and goods of the supreme deities -- VI. The Act of Divine Creation -- VII. The Divine Order -- 1. The sacred people -- 2. The sacred land -- 3. The sacred house -- 4. The sacred life -- 5. The sacred era -- VIII. The Divine Justice -- 1. Consequences of transgressing the hadat -- 2. Restoration of order -- IX. Divine Gifts -- 1. Beneficent gifts -- 2. Maleficent gifts -- X. The Sacred Service -- 1. Cosmic disaster -- 2. The renewal of the world and its well-being -- XI. The Sacred Dead -- 1. Good and bad dead -- 2. Modes of existence of the dead -- 3. Worship of the dead -- 4. The relation of the sacred dead to the supreme deities -- XII. The Essence of Da Yak Religion -- 1. The deities -- 2. Upperworld and Underworld -- 3. The creation -- 4. The sacred dead -- 5. Conclusions -- Appendix I: Creation Myth of the Ngaju -- Appendix II: The Myth of Silai -- Plates III to XXVI and Map (at back)


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