Titolo: River of Blood: The Genesis of a Martyr Cult...
Casa editrice: Univ of Wisconsin Pr
Data di pubblicazione: 1992
Condizione libro: very good
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The culmination of years of fieldwork in southern Malawi, River of Blood reconstructs the beginnings of the Mbona martyr cult, follows its history to the present day, and reveals the fascinating intersections of an indigenous belief system with European Christianity.
In the cult of Mbona, the central African mythology of the snake that is beheaded to make the rains come has been combined with a more spiritual interpretation: the snake has been transformed into a human martyr and redeemer. According to the cult, the rainmaker Mbona was tracked down by his enemies; they cut off his head, and his blood formed the River of Blood. Mbona returned as a storm wind and asked that a shrine be dedicated in his name.
J. Matthew Schoffeleers is professor emeritus of anthropology of religion at the Free University in Amsterdam. A catholic priest, he worked for many years as a missionary in Malawi. He is an internationally recognized anthropologist.
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