Essays about: "divinity"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 7 essays containing the word divinity.

  1. 1. Death's reflection in the water : Mortuary ritual, ancestral worship and the cosmological significance of water on the island of Gotland during the Pitted Ware culture

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Arkeologi

    Author : Maja Hed; [2021]
    Keywords : ritual; neolithic; grave goods; cosmology; flowing water; divinity; death; Pitted Ware culture; ritual; neolitikum; gravgåvor; kosmologi; rörligt vatten; gudomlighet; död; Gropkeramisk kultur;

    Abstract : The Pitted Ware culture on Gotland presents a multitude of material that allow archeologists to re-construct and visit the socio-economic structure of a middle-neolithic settlement in the Baltic sea. I will be analyzing the archaeological material in accordance to the ocean, and to what we can interpret as ritual and cosmological variables at the site through ritual theory, and with a method of comparative analogy and research. READ MORE

  2. 2. The Lily of the Nile : A work on the ritualistic use of an ancient flower of immortality

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Centrum för forskning om religion och samhälle (CRS)

    Author : Christie Gutierrez Haddad; [2021]
    Keywords : Ancient Egypt; water lily; entheogen; medicine; content analysis; immortality; lotus;

    Abstract : In pharaonic times, religion, magic and medicine had little distinction between each other due to the commonly held belief that all parts of life were influenced and even controlled by divinity and the supernatural. To navigate life easier, and in true Egyptian fashion, a large corpus of text was composed of magic, medicine and religion. READ MORE

  3. 3. Holy Hybridity. On the Role of Mixture in the Holy Sphere

    University essay from Göteborgs universitet/Institutionen för litteratur, idéhistoria och religion

    Author : Jenny Elfwering; [2020-06-22]
    Keywords : hybridity; mixture; separation; difference; holiness; angels; cherubim;

    Abstract : The purpose of this essay is to explore the role of mixture in relation to holiness and separation. By examining the angelic hosts, specifically the cherubim, as hybrids, and how they relate to the holy realm and the divine, it investigates the association between holiness and hybridity. READ MORE

  4. 4. The Faith and Actions of Greta Andrén, Missionary to the Jews of Vienna, 1938-1941

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Kyrko- och missionsstudier

    Author : Samuel Wenell; [2020]
    Keywords : Greta Andrén; Svenska Israelsmissionen; Microhistory; Mission History; Vienna; Holocaust; Deaconry; Carlo Ginzburg;

    Abstract : In this Master’s thesis, I conduct a micro-historical study of deaconess and missionary Greta Andrén (1909-1971) and her work for Svenska Israelsmissionen, the Swedish Israel Mission, in Vienna during the National Socialist occupation. By examining letters as well as select publications, I try to uncover her motives and how she found meaning in her work, and how this could be seen in relation to the origins of the Mission in the Swedish Low Church awakening and certain apocalypticviews on the Jews. READ MORE

  5. 5. In the Cave of Mysteries: Analyzing Ritual Space within the Roman Cult of Mithras through the examples of Santa Prisca, Walbrook, and Carrawburgh

    University essay from Stockholms universitet/Antikens kultur och samhällsliv

    Author : Adam Norberg; [2016]
    Keywords : Mithras; ritual; mithraeum; space; practice; movement; presentation; Santa Prisca; Walbrook; Carrawburgh;

    Abstract : The Mysteries of Mithras, dedicated to the eponymous Persian divinity, was one of several mystery cults of the ancient world. It flourished during the second and third centuries CEthroughout the Roman Empire, but with special frequency in Italy and the frontier provinces along the Rhine and Danube. READ MORE