Sources for the Knowledge of the Ngaju Conception of God
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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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