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Holy People of the World: A Cross-Cultural Encyclopedia (3 by Phyllis G. Jestice

By Phyllis G. Jestice

A cross-cultural encyclopedia of the main major holy humans in heritage, analyzing why humans in a variety of non secular traditions through the international were considered as divinely inspired.

• nearly 1,200 entries together with biographical sketches of holy women and men, plus 20 assessment articles and sixty four comparative essays

• 270 members comprise students from 20 countries―all top specialists at the contributors and religions they write about

• countless numbers of ancient photos, illustrations, and work depicting holy males and women

• End-of access bibliographic citations to lead readers to additional resources on each one topic

• Exhaustive topic index

• wealthy cross-referencing constitution that aids navigation between comparable entries

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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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