Sam D Gill

Sam D Gill
University of Colorado Boulder | CUB · Department of Religious Studies

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Focused on the Cuban social salsa dance rueda de casino, which has been especially developed for teens, Sam Gill argues that dancing is an exemplar of the most important activities that teenagers can do to nourish their development and to assure that they will achieve their potential. Gill demonstrates this claim in some detail from a variety of pe...
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Jonathan Smith apporte une contribution d'abord dans le domaine de la critique de l'etude de la religion et ensuite dans son approche du phenomene religieux sous l'angle du jeu. Dans la pensee de Smith, ce sont plusieurs paires qui jouent les unes contre les autres: des entites juxtaposees pour la comparaison, les phases de deconstruction et de rec...
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L'A. donne une definition de ce qu'est l'etude academique de la religion. Pour cela, il fournit aussi une criteriologie etablie en cinq points : d'abord l'etude ne doit pas dependre des seuls chercheurs ; ensuite il lui faut s'ouvrir au multi-culturalisme ; puis il faut se souvenir que la notion de religion n'est qu'un concept academiquement constr...
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"The earth is my mother, and on her bosom I shall repose." Attributed to Tecumseh in the early 1800s, this statement is frequently cited to uphold the view, long and widely proclaimed in scholarly and popular literature, that Mother Earth is an ancient and central Native American figure. In this radical and comprehensive rethinking, Sam D. Gill tra...
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The Hopi kachina cult initiation had long been characterized by the whipping of the eight-to ten-year-old initiates. The whipping has been associated with receiving the disenchanting knowledge that the kachina figures are not “real gods, but merely masked impersonations made by mortal Hopi.” The record indicates that it is the shock of disenchantme...

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