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Yezidi Spirits? On the question of Yezidi beliefs: A review article

Philip Kreyenbroek, Khanna Omarkhali

Abstract


While the Yezidi tradition undoubtedly has certain core characteristics, a more or less “logically” coherent system of beliefs is rarely described as one of these. The book under review deals with beliefs about a wide range of Yezidi “Holy Beings” and seeks to describe the “essentials” of Yezidism in this respect. This calls into question both the nature of Yezidi beliefs, and the methodological approach used here to analyse these. For the record, the authors’ views on some individual Beings will be discussed.

ABSTRACT IN KURMANJI

“Ruh”ên êzdî? Gotareke rexneyî li ser pirsa baweriyên êzdiyan

Herçend hindek taybetiyên navendî yên nerîta êzdî hebin jî, sîstemeke hevaheng a baweriyan ya kêm-zêde “mentiqî” wek yek ji wan taybetiyan xuya nabe. Kitêba li vir tê nirxandin berê xwe dide hejmareke zêde ya “şexsên pîroz” ên êzdî û di vê çarçoveyê de hewl dide “bingeh”ên êzdiyatiyê destnîşan bike. Li vir hem tebîetê baweriyên êzdiyatiyê û hem jî rêbaza tehlîla wan cihê pirsê ye. Herwiha, hindek fikrên nivîskaran li ser çend şexsên diyar dê bêne nirxandin.   

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Keywords


Yezidi Studies; Yezidi Holy Beings; deductive method

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