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The Resource In the beginning : the Navajo genesis, Jerrold E. Levy

In the beginning : the Navajo genesis, Jerrold E. Levy

Label
In the beginning : the Navajo genesis
Title
In the beginning
Title remainder
the Navajo genesis
Statement of responsibility
Jerrold E. Levy
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Jerrold E. Levy's analysis of Navajo creation and origin myths shows convincingly that the Navajo religion is as complete and nuanced an attempt to answer humanity's big questions as are the religions brought to North America by Europeans. Looking first at the historical context of the Navajo narratives, Levy points out that Navajo society has never during its known history been either homogeneous or unchanging, and he goes on to identify in the myths persisting traditions that represent differing social perspectives. Levy also compares Navajo answers to the perennial questions about the creation of the cosmos and human nature with the answers provided by Judaism and Christianity and also by contemporary scientific cosmology. The possibility that Navajo religion will continue to be altered by changing conditions as it has in the past makes this fascinating account all the more timely
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
299/.72
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
E99.N3
LC item number
L623 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
In the beginning : the Navajo genesis, Jerrold E. Levy
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 239-251) and index
Contents
Pt. 1. Background : 1. Introduction ; 2. Historical background -- Pt. 2. The myths : 3. The underworlds ; 4. The emergence and the present world ; 5. Tricksters north and south ; 6. Two traditions -- Pt. 3. The verities : 7. The creation ; 8. Good and evil, order and chaos ; 9. Men, women, and men-women ; 10. Envoy -- Appendix : Classification of Navajo sings according to Leland Wyman and Clyde Kluckhohn
Control code
36994543
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 265 p.
Isbn
9780520212770
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
97021487
Note
Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Transfer from the Center for the Study of the Southwest, 2013. Item laid in: Publisher's blurb (1 sheet). Paperbound.
Label
In the beginning : the Navajo genesis, Jerrold E. Levy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 239-251) and index
Contents
Pt. 1. Background : 1. Introduction ; 2. Historical background -- Pt. 2. The myths : 3. The underworlds ; 4. The emergence and the present world ; 5. Tricksters north and south ; 6. Two traditions -- Pt. 3. The verities : 7. The creation ; 8. Good and evil, order and chaos ; 9. Men, women, and men-women ; 10. Envoy -- Appendix : Classification of Navajo sings according to Leland Wyman and Clyde Kluckhohn
Control code
36994543
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 265 p.
Isbn
9780520212770
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
97021487
Note
Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Transfer from the Center for the Study of the Southwest, 2013. Item laid in: Publisher's blurb (1 sheet). Paperbound.

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