Peasants, Pilgrims, and Sacred Promises — Ritual and the Supernatural in Orthodox Karelian Folk Religion

Stark, Laura
Titel: Peasants, Pilgrims, and Sacred Promises — Ritual and the Supernatural in Orthodox Karelian Folk Religion
Författare: Stark, Laura (Författare)
Artikelnummer: 9789517463669
Form: Mjukband
Tillgänglighet: Leveranstid 7-14 dagar
Pris: 45,00 € (40,91 € moms 0 %)


Förlagets identifieringsnummer: 1364492
Förlag: Suomalaisen Kirjallisuuden Seura
Serie: Studia Fennica Folkloristica 11
Upplaga: 2002
Utgivningsår: 2002
Språk: engelska
Antal sidor: 229
Produktgrupp: Antropologi
Studia Fennica Folkloristica
Bibliotekssignum: 29.2 Suomalais-ugrilaisten kansojen muinaisuskonnot ja mytologiat
Nationalbibliotekets ämnesord: kansanusko, rituaalit, karjalaiset, kansanperinne, yliluonnolliset olennot, haltijat, tietäjät, parantajat, pyhä, pyhimykset, pyhät paikat, pyhiinvaellukset, ortodoksisuus, ortodoksinen kirkko, sairaus, kuolema, loitsut, hautausmaat, tsasounat, luostarit, Karjala
Ämnesord: pre-christian, pilgrimate, Folklore, death, religion studies
Lying on the border between eastern and western Christendom, Orthodox Karelia preserved its unique religious culture into the 19th and 20th centuries, when it was described and recorded by Finnish and Karelian folklore collectors. This colorful array of ritulas and beliefs involving nature spirits, saints, the dead, and pilgrimage to monasteries represented a unigue fusion of official Church ritual and doctrine and pre-Christian ethnic folk belief. This book undertakes a fascinating exploration into many aspects of Orthodox Karelian ritual life: beliefs in supernatural forces, folk models of illness, body concepts, divination, holy icons, the role of the ritual specialist and healer, the divide between nature and culture, images of forest, the cult of the dead, and the popular image of monasteries and holy hermits. It will appeal to anyone interested in popular religion, the cognitive study of religion, ritual studies, medical anthropology, and the folk traditions and symbolism of the Balto-Finnic peoples.