Sources for the Knowledge of the Ngaju Conception of God

Part of the Koninklijk Instituut voor Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde book series (KITLV)


An understanding of the nature of Ngaju religion and the doctrine of the conception of God is not to be gained from empirical life and thought, which give us only a superficial view; we must delve into the sources. So far this has not been done, and with the exception of a few chants from the mortuary feast (the tiwah) recorded by Harde-land 15 there exist only a few fragmentary myths and legends, scattered over different journals.16 The sacred literature is distinguished conceptually and verbally from the profane. As sources for a knowledge of the religion and the conception of God there exist the following, which we shall use in part in our work:


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