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Ray, Benjamin C. 1940-

Overview
Works: 22 works in 81 publications in 2 languages and 5,370 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Maps  Digital maps  Records and briefs  Thematic maps  Academic theses  Exhibition catalogs  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Editor, htt, Other, Composer
Classifications: BL2400, 299.6
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Most widely held works about Benjamin C Ray
 
Most widely held works by Benjamin C Ray
A magic still dwells : comparative religion in the postmodern age by Benjamin C Ray( )

19 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 2,289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this assessment of the field of compartive religion, this text surmounts the seemingly intractable division between postmodern scholars who reject the comparative endeavour and those who affirm it. It brings together leading historians of religion from a range of backgrounds and vantage points
African religions : symbol, ritual, and community by Benjamin C Ray( Book )

16 editions published between 1976 and 2000 in English and held by 1,244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book presents a portrait of African religious history framed in the religious themes common to the rest of the world. It looks at the traditional religions that provided the philosophical, religious, and ethical basis of African culture
Satan and Salem : the witch-hunt crisis of 1692 by Benjamin C Ray( )

10 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 1,178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The result of a perfect storm of factors that culminated in a great moral catastrophe, the Salem witch trials of 1692 took a breathtaking toll on the young English colony of Massachusetts. Over 150 people were imprisoned, and nineteen men and women, including a minister, were executed by hanging. The colonial government, which was responsible for initiating the trials, eventually repudiated the entire affair as a great "delusion of the Devil." This book looks beyond single-factor interpretations to offer a far more nuanced view of why the Salem witch-hunt spiraled out of control. Rather than assigning blame to a single perpetrator, Ray assembles portraits of several major characters, each of whom had complex motives for accusing his or her neighbors. In this way, he reveals how religious, social, political, and legal factors all played a role in the drama. Ray's historical database of court records, documents, and maps yields a unique analysis of the geographic spread of accusations and trials, ultimately showing how the witch-hunt resulted in the execution of so many people--far more than any comparable episode on this side of the Atlantic. -- Publisher description
Myth, ritual, and kingship in Buganda by Benjamin C Ray( Book )

7 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ganda : FK07( )

in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Ganda live in the province of Buganda in Uganda. This file consists of 28 documents with a time range from 1200 to 1991. The studies focus on Baganda history before British overrule (1200-1900), acculturation during the subsequent period of British administration (1901-1961), and various subjects in the contemporary period following independence in 1962. The file includes studies of the traditional system of authority and changes in the system that occurred after 1900. Other studies focus on post-1900 changes in land tenure, status, social mobility, and marriage. Two labor studies examine labor migration under the colonial administration and the assimilation of immigrant laborers in Buganda in the 1950s. Other postwar studies include examinations of political behavior and attitudes, changes in occupational structure, and the effect of the Baganda authority system on innovation and change. Post-Independence studies include an examination of ethnic categories of mental health, infant care and development, and the impact of microtechnologies on rural life
Ganda : FK07( )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Ganda live in the province of Buganda in Uganda. This file consists of 28 documents with a time range from 1200 to 1991. The studies focus on Baganda history before British overrule (1200-1900), acculturation during the subsequent period of British administration (1901-1961), and various subjects in the contemporary period following independence in 1962. The file includes studies of the traditional system of authority and changes in the system that occurred after 1900. Other studies focus on post-1900 changes in land tenure, status, social mobility, and marriage. Two labor studies examine labor migration under the colonial administration and the assimilation of immigrant laborers in Buganda in the 1950s. Other postwar studies include examinations of political behavior and attitudes, changes in occupational structure, and the effect of the Baganda authority system on innovation and change. Post-Independence studies include an examination of ethnic categories of mental health, infant care and development, and the impact of microtechnologies on rural life
Salem witch trials documentary archive and transcription project( )

in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An electronic collection of primary source materials relating to the Salem witch trials of 1692 and a new transcription of the court records. Includes a brief description of the trials, images of original court documents, historical maps, biographical profiles, portraits of notable people involved in the trials, names of the accusers and the accused, and a list of everyone mentioned in the court documents
The old battle flags : veteran soldiers' souvenir by Benjamin C Ray( Book )

6 editions published between 1879 and 2017 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

African high gods : a study of the concept of supreme being in six African societies by Benjamin C Ray( )

5 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wu shu de zong ying : hou xian dai shi qi de bi jiao zong jiao yan jiu( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in Chinese and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A magic still dwells : comparative religion in the postmodern age( )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

African art : aesthetics and meaning : an electronic exhibition catalog( )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Salem witch trials documentary archive and transcription project( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Introduces a major area of Danvers' collections relating to the infamous Salem Village Witchcraft Trials of 1692. Provides information about these events, as well as information on other aspects of Danvers' history, including the complete court documents and transcripts in The Salem witchcraft papers: verbatim transcripts of the legal documents of the Salem Witchcraft outbreak of 1692, ed. by Paul Boyer and Stephen Nissenbaum (New York : Da Capo Press, 1977)
The Salem witchcraft papers : verbatim transcriptions of the court records( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Aladura Christianity : a Yoruba religion by Benjamin C Ray( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A hackney coach or mode of conveyance at Amsterdam by Robert Fulton( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Sketch of a carriage that is pulled on runners like a sleigh. A woman sits inside the carriage while it is hitched to a horse, guided by a pipe-smoking man wearing snowshoes
African religions symbol, ritual, and community by Benjamin C Ray( Recording )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Images online : perspectives on the Museum Educational Site Licensing Project by Christie D Stephenson( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This companion volume to Delivering Digital Images includes nine essays by project participants highlighting their experiences and recommendations. It covers the impact of digital image availability on teaching and classroom interactions, on university and museum infrastructures, and also speculates about legal issues, including the site licensing model
 
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A magic still dwells : comparative religion in the postmodern age
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African religions : symbol, ritual, and communitySatan and Salem : the witch-hunt crisis of 1692The old battle flags : veteran soldiers' souvenirA magic still dwells : comparative religion in the postmodern age
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Ray, Benjamin 1940-

Ray, Benjamin Caleb 1940-

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