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All the Christian Birds Chanted

Daniel Capper

in Learning Love from a Tiger: Religious Experiences with Nature

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520290419
eISBN:
9780520964600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520290419.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This chapter looks at a Christian pet blessing ceremony in order to go beyond the marginal heterodoxy of John Muir and more fully explore religious experiences with nature in the Christian tradition. ... More


The Donkey Who Communed with Allah

Daniel Capper

in Learning Love from a Tiger: Religious Experiences with Nature

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520290419
eISBN:
9780520964600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520290419.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This chapter studies experiences with nature in the Islamic world. Historically, Islam inherited strong attitudes of human superiority to the natural world from Judaism, Christianity, and Greek ... More


Friendly Yetis

Daniel Capper

in Learning Love from a Tiger: Religious Experiences with Nature

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520290419
eISBN:
9780520964600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520290419.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This chapter illustrates a picture of a sacred human–animal hybrid in the form of the legendary yeti. Setting aside questions regarding the material existence of yetis, examining Tibetan folk beliefs ... More


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