Essays about: "syncretism"

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

  1. 1. A History of Rule by Divine Law among Semitic Cultures

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Historia

    Author : Karl Bjur; [2020]
    Keywords : History; Islam; Arabic; Judaism; Hammurabi; Akkadian; State; Divine law; Sharia; Halakha; Aksum; Ethiopia; Empire; Didascalia; Theocracy; Theonomocracy; Semitic; Israelite; Al-Māturīdī; Al-Māwardī; Religious History; Middle-east; Africa; Kitāb al-Tawḥīd; Māturīdīya; Rulership; Oriental; Despotism; Absolutism; Cultural Darwinism; Comparative oriental studies; Cross-cultural study; Orientalism; Large-scale History; History and Archaeology;

    Abstract : This is a comparative study of several widespread and canonical texts from the lowlands of the Middle East and North Africa, with regard to historically reoccurring interconnected traits of ideal state structure among cultures, where Semitic languages have been main languages of communication from the 18th century BC to the modern day. The study is of reoccurring ideals of state structure with defined limits and causes for its existence across several Semitic speaking cultures. READ MORE

  2. 2. New Eyes: searching for an identity in music through voice and text. A psychological and creative journey.

    University essay from Göteborgs universitet/Högskolan för scen och musik

    Author : Mathias Aanundsen Hagen; [2019-10-02]
    Keywords : identity; creativity; aesthetic; message; psychology; syncretism; saxophone; voice; lyrics; transdisciplinary; honesty; composition;

    Abstract : In this thesis the concept of artistic and personal identity is explored. It sets out to understand an existential crisis and how to resolve it. The thesis draws perspective from psychological theories on creativity and mental development. READ MORE

  3. 3. Case and case alignment in the Greater Hindukush : An areal-typological survey

    University essay from Stockholms universitet/Avdelningen för allmän språkvetenskap

    Author : Richard Kowalik; [2015]
    Keywords : Case; case alignment; grammatical relations; Hindukush; areal typology; Indo-Iranian; Tibeto-Burman; Burushaski; Turkic; Kasus; kasusmarkeringssystem; grammatiska relationer; Hindukush; areal typologi; indo-iranska; tibetoburmanska; burushaski; turkspråk;

    Abstract : This thesis concerns languages in the Greater Hindukush, the area in northern Afghanistan and Pakistan, where a total of about 50 languages are spoken. The thesis’ topic is case systems and case alignment systems of nouns in an areal-typological perspective. This is investigated by using a representative sample. READ MORE

  4. 4. From Demonic Agency to Divine Presence: A Study of Human-Entity Relations at an Ayahuasca Treatment Centre

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Socialantropologi

    Author : Christoffer Stuveback; [2015]
    Keywords : anthropology of religion; Ayahuasca; Peru; Amazon; demons; human-spirit relations; religious syncretism; Social Sciences;

    Abstract : The present thesis is a qualitative exploration of a group of patients’ experiences of going through an ayahuasca treatment as well as the human-entity relations they come to be constitutive of during the treatment. The ingestion of ayahuasca allows the drinker to enter a non-ordinary reality which opens up the possibility of having encounters with demons, spirits, angels, saints, animals and God, as perceived by informants. READ MORE


    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Bibelvetenskap

    Author : Petter Spjut; [2013]
    Keywords : Religion; Colossians; Paul; New Testament; Opponents; Syncretism; Essentialism; Historiography; Critical Theory; Protestant Historiographic Myth;

    Abstract : In spite of a lively debate during the last century, there is still no scholarly consensus about the identity of the opponents in Colossians. The aim of this essay is not to put forward yet another attempt to solve this complex historical problem, but rather to examine how boundaries are drawn between the author and the opponents in Colossians and how similar boundaries are maintained, developed or even created in scholarly historiography. READ MORE