This is a book about the religion of the Navajo people of western North America, despite the fact that neither they nor many other peoples make a clear distinction between the religious and the secular, the sacred and the profane. By comparing Navajo answers to these questions with those offered by Christianity, Judaism, and modern science, the book hopes to show that Navajo religion is as sophisticated as the “great” religions of the Western world. This chapter introduces the main themes covered by the book.
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