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Lichtgott der Alten Letten
(The Donner Institute, Åbo Akademi, 1976)
Professor Haralds Biezais, director of the Donner Institute 1968-1978, has authored the current volume of Scripta, dealing with the indigenous religious tradition of Latvia and especially the Light God Ūsiņš. The work ...
(The Donner Institute, Åbo Akademi, 1987)
The aim of the current volume is to present recent advances in the research on Saami culture and religion. Thus, these articles strive to answer the call for an international coordination of all forces in order to build a ...
The Saami Shaman Drum
(The Donner Institute, Åbo Akademi, 1991)
The current volume is based on articles presented at a symposium by the same name, arranged by the Donner Institute in 1984. The aim of the symposium was to gather a limited number of experts from different academic ...
The Problem of Ritual
(The Donner Institute, Åbo Akademi, 1993)
Religious rites play a key role in most religions and spiritual traditions of the world. For researchers of religion they offer an especially prolific source of knowledge and data due to their empirical character – most ...
Approaching Religion vol 2
(The Donner Institute, Åbo Akademi, 1999)
The current volume is based on the symposium “Methodology of the Study of Religions” arranged by the Donner Institute in 1997 as a Regional Symposium for the International Association for the Study of Religions (IAHR). The ...
Religious Symbols and their Functions
(The Donner Institute, Åbo Akademi, 1979)
Religious symbols play a significant role in the lives of individual human beings as well as in the lives of religious groups. Within the research on religion, symbols have traditionally been an object of interest for ...
Dance, Music, Art, and Religion
(The Donner Institute, Åbo Akademi, 1996)
By tradition, the study of religion has predominantly been concerned with intellectual aspects of faith and believing, focusing on texts, systematised creeds and articulated truth claims. Aesthetic dimensions of religions ...
Tal vid Åbo Akademi
(Förlaget Bro, 1940)