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Middle East, its religion and culture.

Edward Jabra Jurji

Middle East, its religion and culture.

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Published by Westminster Press in Philadelphia .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Middle East
    • Subjects:
    • Middle East -- Religion.,
    • Middle East -- Civilization.

    • Classifications
      LC ClassificationsBL1060 .J8
      The Physical Object
      Pagination159 p.
      Number of Pages159
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL6200456M
      LC Control Number56009553
      OCLC/WorldCa1252661


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Middle Eastern religion - Middle Eastern religion - Religious practices and institutions: Fertility of agriculture, of edible animals, and of the human population was a paramount factor in the life and religion of the ancient Middle East.

The forms that the fertility rites assumed varied from region to region, depending on climate and geography. Yezidism is a fascinating part of the rich cultural mosaic of the Middle East. Yezidis emerged for the first time in the 12th century in the Kurdish mountains of northern Iraq.

Their religion, which has become notorious for its associations with "devil worship," is in fact an intricate syncretic system of belief, incorporating elements from proto-Indo-European religions, early.

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Christianity in the Middle East is characterized by the diversity of its beliefs and traditions, compared to Christianity in other parts of the Old ians now make up approximately 5% of the total Middle Eastern population, down from 20% in the early Iraq:(,[a]). Yezidism is a fascinating part of the rich cultural mosaic of the Middle East.

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