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Title:The Divination of Atuot Philosophy
Author:Burton, John W.ISNI
Year:1982
Periodical:Journal of Religion in Africa
Volume:13
Issue:1
Pages:1-10
Language:English
Geographic term:Sudan
Subjects:philosophy
divination
Atuot
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
Religion and Witchcraft
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/1581114
Abstract:The pastoral Nilotic-speaking Atuot of the southern Sudan share specific notions relating to misfortune, expiation and vengeance. These moral and religious precepts are difined by their shared knowledge about the source of jealousy and greed, and figure in their cosmology as spiritual powers they call jok. In this article the author conveys an understanding of how 'Atuot philosophy' is a reflective phenomenon, and how this is reflected in a diverse variety of rituals centered on the problem of divining one or another source of misfortune. Notes, sum.
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