Secrecy And Concealment

Author: Hans Hans Gerhard Kippenberg
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004102354
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The volume addresses a neglected subject: secrecy and concealment as a means of creating identity and establishing social interaction.

The Culture Of Secrecy In Japanese Religion

Author: Bernhard Scheid
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113416873X
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Secret matters must be protected from contact with the world¬ęs impurities, from
the ignorant criticism of those who do not understand them, from the pressures of
historical change, and, not least, from competitors in the religious arena. At the
same time, secrecy serves to give information rarity value, which raises
expectations and enhances the experience of those who, after much effort, finally
gain access to the inner mysteries. When information is subjected to a regime of
secrecy, ...

Rending The Veil

Author: Elliot R. Wolfson
Publisher: Seven Bridges PressLlc
ISBN: 9781889119038
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How much concealment, camouflage, artifice and deceit has been employed in religion? This book critically examines the role of secrecy in the history of religions, each essay presenting an aspect from a specific cultural context.


Author: Hugh B. Urban
Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publishe
ISBN: 9788120829329
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Bhadriraju Krishnamurti (1928) is Professor and Head of the department of Linguistics at Osmania University, Hyderabad.

Self And Secrecy In Early Islam

Author: Ruqayya Yasmine Khan
Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press
ISBN: 9781570037542
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I approach the subject of secrecy with two general aims: first, to examine the idea
of the secret and its religious and literary significance in classical Arabo-Islamic
texts; and second, to illustrate its utility in representing pre- modern notions of self
and subjectivity in these textual discourses. This book argues that the keeping
and revealing of secrets inform the creation and retention of identity and
subjectivity in early Arabo-Islamic discourses. Secrecy and Psychoanalysis In
modern ...

Secrecy And Deceit

Author: David Martin Gitlitz
Publisher: UNM Press
ISBN: 9780826328137
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This book raises questions about living outside a Jewish community and what happens to religions of approximation.

Iconography Of Religions

Author: Inge Kleivan
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004071605
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Only the more detailed knowledge was handed over in secrecy from individual to
individual. Secret ritual acts. Knowledge could be applied both to one's own and
to other people's advantage, but it could also be used to the detriment of others. It
is tempting to translate ilisiinneq, the common term for secret religious acts to the
detriment of others, with the concept of "witchcraft." But the correct etymological
translation is this: To have got rid of one's ignorance, i.e. to have become expert ...