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James, E. O. (Edwin Oliver) 1886-

Overview
Works: 128 works in 999 publications in 8 languages and 16,402 library holdings
Genres: History  Comparative studies  Church history  Folklore 
Roles: Author, Honoree, Other, Author of introduction, Recipient, Contributor, Correspondent
Classifications: BL430, 290
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Most widely held works by E. O James
Prehistoric religion; a study in prehistoric archaeology by E. O James( Book )

34 editions published between 1957 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seasonal feasts and festivals by E. O James( Book )

27 editions published between 1960 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 973 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From paleolithic rituals through pagan and Christian festivals to the folk drama and dances of Great Britain
Comparative religion; an introductory and historical study by E. O James( Book )

55 editions published between 1938 and 1990 in 5 languages and held by 869 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cult of the mother-goddess; an archaeological and documentary study by E. O James( Book )

52 editions published between 1959 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In The cult of the mother-goddess, E.O. James brings together the evidence that is now available concerning the unique position occupied by the Goddess Cult in myth and ritual, especially in the Ancient Near East, India and the eastern Mediterranean, and has subjected it to critical examination. James first inquires into the antecedents of the Cult from its earliest manifestations in the sculptured female statuettes commonly called "Venuses," to its subsequent modes of expression in Neolithic and Bronze Age sites. The association of the unmarried Mother, personifying the divine principle of maternity, with a male partner in the guise of the Young God as her son or spouse, is next considered as the Cult developed in Mesopotamia and Egypt, in Syria and Anatolia, in Iran and India, and in Crete and the Aegean. Against this background is set the syncretistic figure of the Magna Mater in Phrygia and the Greco-Oriental world, together with her mysteries as a dominant feature in the Hellenistic Age and the Roman Empire. Finally, the interpretation of the Cult in Christendom is examined in its mystical and theological content in relation to the Church as the Mater Ecclesia and to the Theotokos as the Madonna. The importance of the Cult is becoming increasingly recognized not only by archaeologists, but also in a number of related disciplines; there can be no doubt that a theme of such permanent significance demands the serious and objective treatment it has received in this volume"--Dust jacket flaps
From cave to cathedral; temples and shrines of prehistoric, classical, and early Christian times by E. O James( Book )

23 editions published between 1905 and 1965 in English and held by 783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An historical and archaeological survey of many parts of the world. Includes a section on Moslem mosques. Profusely illustrated
The nature and function of priesthood; a comparative and anthropological study by E. O James( Book )

43 editions published between 1955 and 1968 in 3 languages and held by 762 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Myth and ritual in the ancient Near East; an archaeological and documentary study by E. O James( Book )

23 editions published in 1958 in English and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The beginnings of religion; an introductory and scientific study by E. O James( Book )

46 editions published between 1900 and 2016 in English and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sacrifice and sacrament by E. O James( Book )

18 editions published between 1927 and 1962 in English and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is the link between the human sacrifice of the Aztecs and the sacrifice of Christ on the Cross? What is the link between the puberty rites of West Africa and the sacrament of Confirmation? Throughout the history of Christianity sacrifice and sacrament have been vitally important. Yet, although considerable literature exists on the doctrinal, apologetic and devotional aspect of these institutions, little attention has been paid to the long and complex history that lies behind Christian developments and the context in which they occur
The tree of life. An archaeological study by E. O James( Book )

20 editions published between 1966 and 1969 in English and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Creation and cosmology. A historical and comparative inquiry by E. O James( Book )

18 editions published between 1969 and 1970 in English and Dutch and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of religions by E. O James( Book )

28 editions published between 1956 and 1964 in English and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Origins of sacrifice; a study in comparative religion by E. O James( Book )

31 editions published between 1933 and 2013 in English and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marriage and society by E. O James( Book )

16 editions published between 1952 and 1982 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The worship of the Sky-god; a comparative study in Semitic and Indo-European religion by E. O James( Book )

21 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christianity and other religions by E. O James( Book )

12 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of Christianity in England by E. O James( Book )

13 editions published between 1948 and 1960 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The concept of deity; a comparative and historical study by E. O James( Book )

15 editions published between 1950 and 2017 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The saviour god; comparative studies in the concept of salvation by S. G. F Brandon( Book )

8 editions published between 1963 and 1980 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The saviour god : Comparative studies in the concept of salvation presented to Edwin Oliver James by colleagues and friends to commemorate his seventy-fifth birthday by S. G. F Brandon( Book )

5 editions published between 1963 and 1980 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The beginnings of religion; an introductory and scientific study
Alternative Names
Džems, E. O.

E. O. James britischer Anthropologe und Autor

E. O. James British anthropologist

E. O. James Brits antropoloog (1886-1972)

James E. O.

James, E. O. 1886-1972

James, E. O. 1888-1972

James, E. O. (Edwin Oliver), 1886-

James, Edward Oliver

James, Edward Oliver 1886-1972

James, Edward Oliver n. 1886

James, Edwin O.

James, Edwin O. 1886-1972

James, Edwin Oliver

James, Edwin Oliver 1886-

James, Edwin Oliver 1886-1972

James, Edwin Oliver 1888-1972

James, Edwin Oliver b. 1886

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