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Ritual and religion in the making of humanity [electronic resource] / Roy A. Rappaport.

By: Rappaport, Roy A.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Cambridge studies in social and cultural anthropology: 110.Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1999Description: 1 online resource (xxiii, 535 p.).ISBN: 0511016034 (electronic bk.); 9780511016035 (electronic bk.); 0511037074 (electronic bk. : Adobe Reader); 9780511037078 (electronic bk. : Adobe Reader); 051115173X; 9780511151736; 9780521228732; 0521228735 (Trade Cloth); 9780511814686 (electronic bk.); 0511814682 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Ritual | Religion | Rituel | Religion -- Aspect anthropologique | RELIGION -- Christian Rituals & Practice -- General | Riten | Godsdienst | Sacr�e -- Anthropologie | Langage et langues -- Aspect religieux | Homme -- �Evolution | Religion -- Rites et c�er�emonies | Rituel | Religion | Kultur | Religion | Ritual | Vergleichende ReligionswissenschaftGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Ritual and religion in the making of humanity.DDC classification: 291.3/8 Other classification: 73.57 | BE 2500 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Foreword / Keith Hart -- 1. Introduction -- 2. The ritual form -- 3. Self-referential messages -- 4. Enactments of meaning -- 5. Word and act, form and substance -- 6. Time and liturgical order -- 7. Intervals, eternity, and communitas -- 8. Simultaneity and hierarchy -- 9. The idea of the sacred -- 10. Sanctification -- 11. Truth and order -- 12. The numinous, the Holy, and the divine -- 13. Religion in adaptation -- 14. The breaking of the Holy and its salvation.
Summary: Roy Rappaport argues that religion is central to the continuing evolution of life, although it has been displaced from its original position of intellectual authority by the rise of modern science.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 499-518) and index.

Foreword / Keith Hart -- 1. Introduction -- 2. The ritual form -- 3. Self-referential messages -- 4. Enactments of meaning -- 5. Word and act, form and substance -- 6. Time and liturgical order -- 7. Intervals, eternity, and communitas -- 8. Simultaneity and hierarchy -- 9. The idea of the sacred -- 10. Sanctification -- 11. Truth and order -- 12. The numinous, the Holy, and the divine -- 13. Religion in adaptation -- 14. The breaking of the Holy and its salvation.

Roy Rappaport argues that religion is central to the continuing evolution of life, although it has been displaced from its original position of intellectual authority by the rise of modern science.

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Ritual and religion in the making of humanity by Rappaport, Roy A. ©1999
Ritual and religion in the making of humanity by Rappaport, Roy A. ©1999
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