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The Bread of God: religious and symbolic aspects of bakery


The present conference discusses the symbolic meaning of bread in the religious mentality of the Ancient Near East. We will find that bread, besides being a food necessary for its existence, also represented a cultural archetype that summed up and assumed in itself either different divinities of Oriental civilizations, or had a ritual-sacrificial character, in order to facilitate man rather immortality.

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A Bond Stronger Than Marriage: Discipleship in the Works of Christopher Isherwood

, Samuel Noah. “The Sage in Sumerian Literature: A Composite Portrait.” The Sage in Israel and the Ancient Near East . Eds. John G. Gammie and Leo G. Perdue. Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns, 1990. 31–44. Print. Kusek, Robert. “‘Trucizna płynąca w moich żyłach’: postpamięć Wielkiej Wojny we współczesnych narracjach (auto)biograficznych.” Przegląd Kulturoznawczy , vol. 22, no. 4. 2014: 383–395. Print. Malamud, Margaret. “Gender and Spiritual Self-Fashioning: The Master-Disciple Relationship in Classical Sufism.” Journal of the American Academy of Religion , vol

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