3 edition of The Mandaeans of Iraq and Iran found in the catalog.
The Mandaeans of Iraq and Iran
Drower, E. S. Lady
|Statement||by E. S. Drower ("E. S. Stevens")|
|Series||History of religions preservation project -- MN41560.2.|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xxv, , 436 p.|
|Number of Pages||436|
Get this from a library! The Mandaeans of Iraq and Iran: their cults, customs, magic, legends, and folklore. [E S Drower, Lady]. Mandaeanism, (from Mandaean mandayya, “having knowledge”), ancient Middle Eastern religion still surviving in Iraq and Khuzistan (southwest Iran). The religion is usually treated as a Gnostic sect; it resembles Manichaeism in some respects. Whereas most scholars date the beginnings of Mandaeanism.
During the Iran-Iraq war of , Mandaeans moved away from the war-torn towns Khorramshahr and Abadan (Ābādān, q.v.). Bandar-e Māhšahr, (q.v.), Sarbandar, Susangerd, Howayza, Ḥamidiya, and Šādegān still have Mandaeans. vii INTRODUCTION TO THE NEW EDITION In her Mandaeans of Iraq and Iran, Ethel S. Drower relates a tradition that the Mandaean sacred books were brought down from the world of light and entrusted to Adam by the savior spirit Hibil Ziua. The source of this tradition, her chief informant (and good friend) Hirmiz bar Anhar of Baghdad, added that these books included The Great Treasure.
Originally, Mandaeism was practiced mainly in the countries around the lower Euphrates and Tigris and the rivers that surround the Shatt-al-Arab waterway. Today, this area belongs to Iraq and Khuzestan Province in Iran. Because they were persecuted in that area, . Mandaeans are a people who straddle the borders between Iran and Iraq. They are concentrated primarily in the south of Iraq and the Arab-populated Iranian province of Khuzestan.
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The Mandaeans of Iraq and Iran: Their Cults, Customs, Magic Legends, and Folklore Paperback – J Cited by: As a student who is studying the Mandaeans and who has Mandaean friends I find this book offensive, disturbing, and full of hate.
The Mandaeans are suffering and though I appreciate the author is helping refugees, she seems to only be helping them so she can convert them, which is sinister to say the least/5(3).
of the history of religions, for the Mandaeans are what the doctor calls a case of arrested development.
Their cults, which are regarded by them as more sacred than their books, and older, have been tenaciously retained; their ritual, in all its detail, most carefully preserved by a priesthood who regard a slip in procedure as a deadly sin.
The Mandaeans of Iraq and Iran: Their Cults, Customs, Magic Legends, and Folklore E. Drower, Jorunn Jacobsen Buckley A study of all aspects of Mandaean life, The Mandaeans of Iraq and Iran remains the work that brings the people alive.
The Mandaeans of Iraq and Iran by E. Drower Mandaean Scriptures, Mandaean Scriptures Collection, part of a vast collection of materials dealing with Gnosis and Gnosticism, both ancient and modern. The site includes the Gnostic Library, with the complete Nag Hammadi Library and a large collection of other primary Gnostic scriptures and documents.
The Mandaeans of Iraq and Iran their cults, customs, magic, legends, and folklore by Drower, E. Lady Published by The Clarendon press in : The secrets of a complex belief system that have sustained the Mandaeans in their centuries-old native lands in Iraq and Iran have been collapsing before their eyes.
This little-known Gnostic sect has been hidden from global awareness until now. With a passion for the obscure, Karen Baker has delved into this secret sect, exploring the effects of the turmoil they have faced in their homeland. “The Mandaeans—Baptizers of Iraq and Iran is a fascinating and scholarly book.
Well-researched, but permeating throughout is the heartbeat that Karen has, that I can only describe as motivated by love It is also a call to evangelism, as more Mandaeans now live in the United States than in Iraq and Iran.”.
of the Mandaeans' which appeared in Ancient Egypt and the Far East^ Part I, June 2. To the British School of Archaeology in Iraq for permission to reprint part of an article on 'Mandaean Writings' which appeared in Iraq^ vol. i, Part 2, Novem- ber (Oxford University Press).
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The Mandaeans of Iraq and Iran [microform] ; their cults, customs, magic, legends, and folklore Item Preview remove-circle Share or Embed This Item. Wipf & Stock Publishers, September.
Mandaeism or Mandaeanism (Arabic: مندائية Mandāʼīyah) is a gnostic religion with a strongly dualistic cosmology. Its adherents, the Mandaeans, revere Adam, Abel, Seth, Enos, Noah, Shem, Aram, and especially John the Baptist.
The Mandaeans are Semites and. "Older Mandaeans still remember Lady Drower with fondness, and for many scholars, students, and aficionados, her book The Mandaeans of Iraq and Iran remains the work that brings the people alive.
No anthropologist has conducted fieldwork among the Mandaeans, not even in recent decades and therefore Drower remains a singular figure. HITHERTO our knowledge of the Mandaeans— a small community of some 5, souls dispersed over a few places in Iraq and Iran—has been confined to the writings of Author: G.
Driver. The Mandaeans (Sabian Mandaeans) in Iraq Demography The Mandaeans are a religious sect of great antiquity. They are one of the oldest monotheistic religions in the Middle East. Independent of Judaism Christianity and Islam, Mandaeanism follows the teachings of John the Baptist.
Socially, it emphasizes marriage, family, and living a peaceful File Size: KB. In contrast, at least one recent academic book (Eliz Sanasarian, Religious Minorities in Iran, Cambridge, ) makes no mention of the Mandaeans.
For decades, other scholars have, as a matter of habit, declared the Mandaeans (whether in Iraq or in Persia) as a near-extinct group.
The Mandaeans-Baptizers of Iraq and Iran (Paperback or Softback) Baker, Karen. Condition: New. The Mandaeans-Baptizers of Iraq and Iran. Book. Seller Inventory # BBS More information about this seller | Contact this seller The Mandaeans: Gnostic Astrology as an Artifact of Cultural Transmission.
Get this from a library. The Mandaeans: baptizers of Iraq and Iran. [Karen Baker; Amal Bejjani] -- The secrets of a complex belief system that have sustained the Mandaeans in their centuries-old native lands in Iraq and Iran have been collapsing before their eyes.
This little-known Gnostic sect. "The Mandaeans of Iraq and Iran [microform] ; their cults, customs, magic, legends, "The Mandaeans - Ancient Texts and Modern People" pdf. This fascinating book presents for the first time a complete introduction to Mandaeanism, a branch of Gnosticism that has survived to the present an engaging style that mirrors the interesting nature of his subject, Edmondo Lupieri portrays the traditional way of life of the Mandaeans, still found living today in Iraq and Iran, and introduces readers to the world of Mandaean ideas.
In an engaging style that mirrors the interesting nature of his subject, Edmondo Lupieri portrays the traditional way of life of the Mandaeans, still found living in Iraq and Iran, and introduces readers to the world of Mandaean : The Mandaeans are part of the indigenous people of Iraq.
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