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

Overview
Works: 103 works in 805 publications in 5 languages and 13,911 library holdings
Genres: History  Comparative studies  Church history  Folklore 
Roles: Author, Honoree, Other, Contributor, Recipient, Correspondent, Author of introduction
Classifications: BL96, 290
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Most widely held works by E. O James
The ancient gods : the history and diffusion of religion in the ancient Near East and the eastern Mediterranean by E. O James( Book )

51 editions published between 1960 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

26 editions published between 1960 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 982 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From paleolithic rituals through pagan and Christian festivals to the folk drama and dances of Great Britain
From cave to cathedral; temples and shrines of prehistoric, classical, and early Christian times by E. O James( Book )

22 editions published between 1905 and 1965 in English and held by 798 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An historical and archaeological survey of many parts of the world. Includes a section on Moslem mosques. Profusely illustrated
The cult of the mother-goddess; an archaeological and documentary study by E. O James( Book )

51 editions published between 1959 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 792 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
The nature and function of priesthood; a comparative and anthropological study by E. O James( Book )

39 editions published between 1955 and 1968 in 4 languages and held by 772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

31 editions published between 1958 and 1996 in English and Italian and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

37 editions published between 1900 and 1984 in English and held by 592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sacrifice and sacrament by E. O James( Book )

16 editions published between 1927 and 1962 in English and held by 567 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
Christian myth and ritual : a historical study by E. O James( Book )

27 editions published between 1933 and 1973 in English and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

19 editions published between 1969 and 1970 in English and Dutch and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tree of life. An archaeological study by E. O James( Book )

19 editions published between 1966 and 1969 in English and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of religions by E. O James( Book )

27 editions published between 1956 and 1964 in English and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

30 editions published between 1933 and 2013 in English and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marriage and society by E. O James( Book )

14 editions published between 1952 and 1982 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

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

The social function of religion; a comparative study by E. O James( Book )

27 editions published between 1940 and 1950 in 3 languages and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

11 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

12 editions published between 1948 and 1960 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

17 editions published between 1950 and 2016 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The labyrinth; further studies in the relation between myth and ritual in the ancient world by S. H Hooke( Book )

10 editions published between 1935 and 1966 in English and held by 259 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

Languages
English (470)

French (28)

Italian (10)

German (8)

Dutch (1)

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The beginnings of religion; an introductory and scientific studyOrigins of sacrifice; a study in comparative religion