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Nuer Religion

by Edward E. Evans-Pritchard

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Published by Oxford University Press, USA .
Written in English


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Number of Pages384
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Open LibraryOL7401968M
ISBN 100198740034
ISBN 109780198740032

Evans-Pritchard's Nuer Religion () is the final volume of a trilogy on the Nuer of the southern Sudan (the others are The Nuer, , and Kinship and Marriage among the Nuer, ). In this book he presents Nuer religious thought and ritual as a system of theology that has a subtlety and profundity comparable to those of literate cultures. Nuer Religion From: "The Nuer of the Upper Nile River", in Profiles in Ethnology, by Elman R. Service. There is a great fear of the ghosts of the dead. Shortly after a death, the corpse is buried in the fetal position in a grave about four feet deep. A cowhide is wrapped around the body, but no possessions are placed in the grave.

The book brings out clearly the differences between the religion of the Dinka and that of other Nilotes except the Nuer, more particu-larly in the absence of a cult of ancestral spirits such as is found among other Nilotes and among Nilo-Hamites. Whereas the religion of a people like the JVandi centres round the ancestors, it is not so among. This is the first major study of the Nuer based on primary research since Evans-Pritchard's classic Nuer Religion. It is also the first full-length historical study of indigenous African prophets operating outside the context of the world's main religions, and as such builds on Evans-Pritchard's pioneering work in promoting collaboration and dialogue between the disciplines of anthropology.

Audio Books & Poetry Community Audio Computers, Technology and Science Music, Arts & Culture News & Public Affairs Non-English Audio Spirituality & Religion Librivox Free Audiobook Achter de Baseline Choppin Game Bert & The Boys Podcast Irish Beer . Cattle play an important part in Nuer religion and ritual. Cows are dedicated to the spirits of the owner's lineages and any personal spirits that may have possessed them at any time. The Nuer believe they establish contact with these ancestor spirits by rubbing ashes along the backs of oxen or cows dedicated to them, through the sacrifice of.


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Excerpt from Nuer Religion I have previously written two books on the Nuer, a cattle-herding people dwelling in the swamps and savannah of the southern Anglo-Egyptian Sudan: The Nuer. A Description of the Modes of Livelihood and Political Institutions of a Nilotic People was published in and Kinship and Marriage among the Nuer in /5.

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The Nuer was the first of three books which Evans-Pritchard would publish on the Nuer. The others were published as Kinship and Marriage Among the Nuer () and Nuer Religion ().

In the book's introduction, Evans-Pritchard warmly thanked the Nuer for the welcome he felt they gave him:Author: E. Evans-Pritchard. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Evans-Pritchard, E.E.

(Edward Evan), Nuer religion. Oxford, Clarendon Press, (OCoLC) Get this from a library. Nuer religion. [E E Evans-Pritchard] -- A study of Nuer religion is a study of what they consider to be the nature of Spirit and of man's relation to it.

I had previously spent many months among the Azande people of the Nile-Uelle divide. Read this book on Questia. I have previously written two books on the Nuer, a cattle-herding people dwelling in the swamps and savannah of the southern Anglo-Egyptian Sudan: The Nuer.A Description of the Modes of Livelihood and Political Institutions of a Nilotic Nuer Religion book was published in and Kinship and Marriage among the Nuer in The present volume, Nuer Religion, completes a study.

Publisher: Oxford: Clarendon Press Publication date: Subjects: Nuer (African people) -- Religion Notes: This is an OCR reprint.

There may be numerous typos Nuer Religion book missing text. There are no illustrations or indexes. When you buy the General Books edition of this book you get free trial access to where you can select from more than a million books for free.3/5(1). A study of Nuer religion is a study of what they consider to be the nature of Spirit and of man's relation to it.

I had previously spent many months among the Azande people of the Nile-Uelle divide. From my earliest days among them I was constantly hearing the word mangu, witchcraft, and it was soon clear that if I could gain a full understanding of the meaning of this word I should have the 3/5(1).

Book Review: Nuer Religion by E. Evans-Pritchard Nuer Religion is a monograph on the religious and spiritual behavior and beliefs of the Nuer people of the southern Sudan. It was published in by the anthropologist E. Evans-Pritchard, based on practices observed and conversations with members of Nuer society during his year-long stay.

Nuer - Religion As among the neighboring Dinka, religious thought and practice is a dialogue with a creator divinity the Nuer call "Kowth." This term has a variety of meanings, depending on the context. Nuer Religion. Doctrines: Nuer believe that God is the Spirit of the sky or the spirit who is in the sky (Kwoth nhial or Kwoth a nhial).

There are other lesser spirits, some in the sky (of the above), some of the earth (of the below). Nuer believe in the coming of God through rain, lightening and thunder, and that the rainbow is the necklace. Nuer Religion by Sir Edward E.

Evans-Pritchard,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Nuer, people who live in the marsh and savanna country on both banks of the Nile River in South speak an Eastern Sudanic language of the Nilo-Saharan language family.

The Nuer are a cattle-raising people devoted to their herds, although milk and meat must be supplemented by the cultivation of millet and the spearing of e the land is flooded for part of the year and.

This is the first major study of the Nuer based on primary research since Evans-Pritchard's classic Nuer Religion. It is also the first full-length historical study of indigenous African prophets operating outside the context of the world's main religions, and as such builds on Evans-Pritchard's pioneering work in promoting collaboration and dialogue between the disciplines of anthropology and.

Nuer Religion by E. Evans-Pritchard starting at $ Nuer Religion has 1 available editions to buy at Half Price Books Marketplace This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used.

Two of Evans-Pritchard’s monographs, Witchcraft, Oracles and Magic among the Azande () and Nuer Religion (), exemplify his approach to religion, both comparative and structural.

As for historical scope, both the works are based on his field work in the s. ADVERTISEMENTS: The first book is an attempt to make understandable a number. The Concept of God in African Nuer Religion. By E. Evans-Pritchard (E.E. Evans-Pritchard () was professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Oxford from until his retirement in His studies of the Nuer (pronounced Nu-er, with the.

The description of Nuer religion is based on fieldwork in the s. It is one of the best for Africa at the time and still today offers what tribal life was like when lived in relative isolation from complex socities.

Analysis is based on the structural-functional methodology of Radcliffe-Brown whose work was inspired by s: 4. Buy Nuer Religion by Evans-Pritchard, E E. (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible s: 3.

This book provides an excellent summary of the available literature of the pygmy and pygmoid population of Africa by a specialist in this area.

To this reviewer, how- ever, it is somewhat marred by its polemic tone. Nuer Religion. EVANS-PRITCHARD. Oxford: The Clarendon Press, xii. E. E. Evans-Pritchard: Nuer Religion Oxford at The Clarendon Press, London, Reprint.

Binding: Softcover. Book Condition: Good Condition. Size: 22cm x 14cm. pages. Book is in Good condition, by which we mean it has marks of age and is well worn from handling, but is still intact and good for reading. Shelf and edge wear to covers.The book can be looked at as a fruit of colonial administration since the author was hired by the British ruled government of Sudan to study the Nuer political structure.

As the title suggests, the major themes of the book are the way of life of the people, their ecological conditions and modes of livelihood as well as the social organisation. The present volume, Nuer Religion, completes a study of theN uer which began in Accounts of religion in writings on theN uer are generally meagre and superficial.

The only detailed treatment is in Father J. P. Crazzolara sZ ur Gesellschaft und Religion derN ueer (), much of which appeared earlier in volume viii ofF ather W. Schmidt sD Reviews: 3.