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Ritual [electronic resource] : perspectives and dimensions / Catherine Bell.

By: Bell, Catherine M, 1953-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York, N.Y. : Oxford University Press, 1997Description: 1 online resource (xv, 351 p.).ISBN: 0585210187 (electronic bk.); 9780585210186 (electronic bk.); 9781602566446; 1602566445.Subject(s): Ritual | Religion | RELIGION -- Christian Rituals & Practice -- General | Electronic books | Rituel | Religion | RitenGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Ritual.DDC classification: 291.3/8 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Contents; ONE: Myth or Ritual: Questions of Origin and Essence; TWO: Ritual and Society: Questions of Social Function and Structure; THREE: Ritual Symbols, Syntax, and Praxis: Questions of Cultural Meaning and Interpretation; FOUR: Basic Genres of Ritual Action; FIVE: Characteristics of Ritual-like Activities; SIX: Ritual Density; SEVEN: Ritual Change; EIGHT: Ritual Reification; Notes; References; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; X; Y; Z.
Summary: This work offers a practical introduction to ritual and its study. It presents comprehensive overviews of the most influential theories of religion and ritual, the major categories of ritual activity, and develops its own distinctive position regarding the nature of ritual.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 313-341) and index.

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Contents; ONE: Myth or Ritual: Questions of Origin and Essence; TWO: Ritual and Society: Questions of Social Function and Structure; THREE: Ritual Symbols, Syntax, and Praxis: Questions of Cultural Meaning and Interpretation; FOUR: Basic Genres of Ritual Action; FIVE: Characteristics of Ritual-like Activities; SIX: Ritual Density; SEVEN: Ritual Change; EIGHT: Ritual Reification; Notes; References; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; X; Y; Z.

This work offers a practical introduction to ritual and its study. It presents comprehensive overviews of the most influential theories of religion and ritual, the major categories of ritual activity, and develops its own distinctive position regarding the nature of ritual.

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Ritual by Bell, Catherine M., ©1997
Ritual by Bell, Catherine M., ©2009
Ritual by Bell, Catherine M., ©1997
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