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Halfway Up the Mountain: The Error of Premature Claims to by Mariana Caplan

By Mariana Caplan

Writer and anthropologist Caplan plunges into the complicated area of up to date spirituality the place she boldly faces the grave distortions and fraudulent claims to energy that characterise the non secular direction in our occasions. Dozens of first-hand interviews with scholars, revered academics and masters, including wide study are synthesised right into a therapy of the fashionable non secular scene to aid readers in averting the pitfalls of this precarious move.

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Aladura: A Religious Movement among the Yoruba. London: Oxford University Press. Turner, Harold W. 1967. History of an African Independent Church: The Church of the Lord (Aladura). 2 vols. Oxford: Clarendon. Abishabis (d. ” Between 1842 and 1843, the movement took hold of Native Americans living in the area between Churchill, Manitoba, and Albany, Ontario, Canada. It was influenced by Christian teachings and Native American interpretations of Christian hymns that had been written in the Cree syllabic system by Methodist missionary James Evans.

Brown, Erica. 1999. ” Bible Review 15, no. 3: 41–47, 51. Propp, William H. C. 1988. ” Journal of Biblical Literature 107, no. 1: 19–26. Sperling, Shalom David. 1999–2000. ” Hebrew Union College Annual 70–71: 39–55. was later abandoned by order of the shaykh of the Rifa’iyya following its denunciation by the head of the supreme council of sufi orders. After Shaykh Hashim’s death in 1985, attendance at the weekly visitation declined dramatically. Shaykh Hashim’s son refused to shoulder the burdens of a sufi shaykh, and without a teacher the disciples scattered.

History of an African Independent Church: The Church of the Lord (Aladura). 2 vols. Oxford: Clarendon. Abishabis (d. ” Between 1842 and 1843, the movement took hold of Native Americans living in the area between Churchill, Manitoba, and Albany, Ontario, Canada. It was influenced by Christian teachings and Native American interpretations of Christian hymns that had been written in the Cree syllabic system by Methodist missionary James Evans. Abishabis, who took the name “Jesus,” apparently to strengthen his claims to prophetic power by associating himself with Christianity, and his companion Wasiteck, or “Light,” were thought to have visited heaven and returned with teachings and blessings for the people.

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