The Ducks That Came to the Marshes

Jorunn Jacobsen Buckley

in The Mandaeans

Published in print November 2002 | ISBN: 9780195153859
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199834051 | DOI:

Series: An American Academy of Religion Book

 The Ducks That Came to the Marshes

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Starts the third part of the book, on native hermeneutics (interpretation issues). It gives an account of New York Mandaeans; Mandaeans first came to New York to the World Exposition in 1939, to show their silver and gold art. Accounts are given of various meetings of members of this community with the author, and their beliefs and practices are described.

Keywords: beliefs; Mandaeans; Mandaeism; New York; practices; religious communities; USA

Chapter.  8758 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of Religion

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