Dreams in the Omkoi Karen Christian Context

Hans Christoph Bär, Dreams in the Omkoi Karen Christian Context. An anthropological research combined with a theological study on dreams. – mission academics 42.

The present volume is dealing with the subject of dreams in an animistic culture, concentrating on the Karen people from Northern Thailand. The author has been a missionary in the area for many years. As he learned their language he could make an emic approach to their culture, so that instead of looking for Western-European concepts of dreaming he started strictly from the vocabulary the Karen use in this field of their respective local knowledge. Moreover he compares the dreaming complex with those of other world religions including what the Bible has to say about it.
Prof. Dr. Lothar Käser, Professor for Anthropology, Freiburg i.Br., Germany.