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The Ritual Practice of Time

The Ritual Practice of Time

Author: Lars Kirkhusmo Pharo

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004252363

Category: History

Page: 432

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Drawing upon the category “ritual practices of time” the book offers a comparative analytical model and theoretical insights about calendars in Mesoamerica and in general. This comprehensive study systematically explicates how ritual practises are represented and conceptualised in intellectual systems and societies.

Ritual Practices in Congregational Identity Formation

Ritual Practices in Congregational Identity Formation

Author: Timothy D. Son

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739183113

Category: Religion

Page: 284

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Ritual Practices in Congregational Identity Formation investigates the educational roles of ritual practices in the process of congregational identity formation. Son identifies and analyzes various kinds of Christian rituals with respect to how rituals influence the formational processes of a congregation’s identity. Based on Victor Turner’s ritual theory, this book also investigates the pedagogical and transformative efficacies of ritual practices within the dynamics of congregational education.

Ritual Theory, Ritual Practice

Ritual Theory, Ritual Practice

Author: Catherine Bell

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199760381

Category: Religion

Page: 292

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Ritual studies today figures as a central element of religious discourse for many scholars around the world. Ritual Theory, Ritual Practice, Catherine Bell's sweeping and seminal work on the subject, helped legitimize the field. In this volume, Bell re-examines the issues, methods, and ramifications of our interest in ritual by concentrating on anthropology, sociology, and the history of religions. Now with a new foreword by Diane Jonte-Pace, Bell's work is a must-read for understanding the evolution of the field of ritual studies and its current state.

Death and Changing Rituals

Death and Changing Rituals

Author: J. Rasmus Brandt

Publisher: Oxbow Books

ISBN: 9781782976424

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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The forms by which a deceased person may be brought to rest are as many as there are causes of death. In most societies the disposal of the corpse is accompanied by some form of celebration or ritual which may range from a simple act of deportment in solitude to the engagement of large masses of people in laborious and creative festivities. In a funerary context the term ritual may be taken to represent a process that incorporates all the actions performed and thoughts expressed in connection with a dying and dead person, from the preparatory pre-death stages to the final deposition of the corpse and the post-mortem stages of grief and commemoration. The contributions presented here are focused not on the examination of different funerary practices, their function and meaning, but on the changes of such rituals _ how and when they occurred and how they may be explained. Based on case studies from a range of geographical regions and from different prehistoric and historical periods, a range of key themes are examined concerning belief and ritual, body and deposition, place, performance and commemoration, exploring a complex web of practices.

Time, Consumption and Everyday Life

Time, Consumption and Everyday Life

Author: Elizabeth Shove

Publisher: Berg

ISBN: 9781847883643

Category: Social Science

Page: 250

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Everyday practice and the production and consumption of time / Elizabeth Shove -- Timespace and the organization of social life / Ted Schatzki -- Re-ordering temporal rhythms : coordinating daily practices in the UK in 1937 and 2000 / Dale Southerton -- Disruption is normal : blackouts, breakdowns and the elasticity of everyday life / Frank Trentmann -- My soul for a seat : commuting and the routines of mobility / Tom O’Dell -- Routines : made and unmade / Billy Ehn and Orvar Löfgren -- Calendars and clocks : cycles of horticultural commerce in nineteenth-century America / Marina Moskowitz -- Fads, fashions and ’real’ innovation : novelties and social change / Jukka Gronow -- The edge of agency : routine, habits and volition / Richard Wilk -- Buying time / Daniel Miller -- Seasonal and commercial rhythms of domestic consumption : a Japanese case study / Inge Daniels -- Special and ordinary times : tea in motion / Güliz Ger and Olga Kravets -- Making time : reciprocal object relations and the self-legitimizing time of wooden boating / Mikko Jalas -- The ethics of routine : consciousness, tedium and value / Don Slater.

Old Norse Religion in Long-term Perspectives

Old Norse Religion in Long-term Perspectives

Author: Anders Andrén

Publisher: Nordic Academic Press

ISBN: 9789189116818

Category: History

Page: 416

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The study of Old Norse Religion is a truly multidisciplinary and international field of research. The rituals, myths and narratives of pre-Christian Scandinavia are investigated and interpreted by archaeologists, historians, art historians, historians of religion as well as scholars of literature, onomastics and Scandinavian studies. For obvious reasons, these studies belong to the main curricula in Scandinavia but are also carried out at many other universities in Europe, the United States and Australia a fact that is evident to any reader of this book. In order to bring this broad and varied field of research together, an international conference on Old Norse religion was held in Lund in June 2004. About two hundred delegates from more than fifteen countries took part. The intention was to gather researchers to encourage and improve scholarly exchange and dialogue, and Old Norse religion in long-term perspectives presents a selection of the proceedings from that conference. The 75 contributions elucidate topics such as worldview and cosmology, ritual and religious practice, myth and memory as well as the reception and present-day use of Old Norse religion. The main editors of this volume have directed the multidisciplinary research project Roads to Midgard since 2000. The project is based at Lund University and funded by the Bank of Sweden Tercentenary Foundation.

Routledge Handbook of Islamic Ritual and Practice

Routledge Handbook of Islamic Ritual and Practice

Author: Oliver Leaman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000583908

Category: Religion

Page: 554

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Ritual and practice are one of the most distinctive features of religion, and they are linked with its central beliefs. Islam is no exception here, and this Handbook covers many aspects of those beliefs and practices. It describes the variety of what takes place but mainly why, and what the implications of both the theory and practice have for our understanding of Islam. The book includes accounts of prayer, food, pilgrimage, mosques, and the various legal and doctrinal schools that exist within Islam, with the focus on how they influence practice. The volume is organized in terms of texts, groups, practices, places, and others. An attempt has been made to discuss the wide range of Muslim ritual and practice and provide a sound guide to this significant aspect of the religious life of one of the largest groups of believers in the world today.

Time and Difference in Rabbinic Judaism

Time and Difference in Rabbinic Judaism

Author: Sarit Kattan Gribetz

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691242095

Category: Religion

Page: 408

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How the rabbis of late antiquity used time to define the boundaries of Jewish identity The rabbinic corpus begins with a question–“when?”—and is brimming with discussions about time and the relationship between people, God, and the hour. Time and Difference in Rabbinic Judaism explores the rhythms of time that animated the rabbinic world of late antiquity, revealing how rabbis conceptualized time as a way of constructing difference between themselves and imperial Rome, Jews and Christians, men and women, and human and divine. In each chapter, Sarit Kattan Gribetz explores a unique aspect of rabbinic discourse on time. She shows how the ancient rabbinic texts artfully subvert Roman imperialism by offering "rabbinic time" as an alternative to "Roman time." She examines rabbinic discourse about the Sabbath, demonstrating how the weekly day of rest marked "Jewish time" from "Christian time." Gribetz looks at gendered daily rituals, showing how rabbis created "men's time" and "women's time" by mandating certain rituals for men and others for women. She delves into rabbinic writings that reflect on how God spends time and how God's use of time relates to human beings, merging "divine time" with "human time." Finally, she traces the legacies of rabbinic constructions of time in the medieval and modern periods. Time and Difference in Rabbinic Judaism sheds new light on the central role that time played in the construction of Jewish identity, subjectivity, and theology during this transformative period in the history of Judaism.

Vedic Practice, Ritual Studies and Jaimini’s Mīmāṃsāsūtras

Vedic Practice, Ritual Studies and Jaimini’s Mīmāṃsāsūtras

Author: Samuel G. Ngaihte

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000024494

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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Drawing on insights from Indian intellectual tradition, this book examines the conception of dharma by Jaimini in his Mīmāṃsāsūtras, assessing its contemporary relevance, particularly within ritual scholarship. Presenting a hermeneutical re-reading of the text, it investigates the theme of the relationship between subjectivity and tradition in the discussion of dharma, bringing it into conversation with contemporary discourses on ritual. The primary argument offered is that Jaimini’s conception of dharma can be read as a philosophy of Vedic practice, centred on the enjoinment of the subject, whose stages of transformation possess the structure of a hermeneutic tradition. Offering both substantive and methodological insights into the contentions within the contemporary study of ritual, this book will be of interest to researchers in the fields of Hindu studies, ritual studies, Asian religion, and South Asian studies.

Muslims Ritualising Death in the Netherlands

Muslims Ritualising Death in the Netherlands

Author: Claudia Venhorst

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 9783643903518

Category: Religion

Page: 161

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This study on the common practice of Islamic death rites in the Netherlands affords valuable insights in the lived religion of Muslims. Particularly in a small town context marked by migration and diversity, Muslims are challenged to re-imagine and re-invent their ritual repertoire. This results in dynamic ritual practices that are the product of vibrant negotiation processes in which rites interact with ritual actors and their (changing) contexts. The emerging ritual repertoire and their dynamics are widely overlooked in an institutionalized and traditional religion like Islam. (Series: Death Studies. Nijmegen Studies in Thanatology - Vol. 3)

Belief in the Past

Belief in the Past

Author: David S Whitley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315433073

Category: Social Science

Page: 290

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Human actions are often deeply intertwined with religion and can be understood in a strictly religious context. Yet, many volumes and articles pertaining to discussions of religion in the archaeological past have focused primarily on the sociopolitical implications of such remains. The authors in this volume argue that while these interpretations certainly have a meaningful place in understanding the human past, they provide only part of the picture. Because strictly religious contexts have often been ignored, this has resulted in an incomplete assessment of religious behavior in the past. This volume considers exciting new directions for considering an archaeology of religion, offering examples from theory, tangible archaeological remains, and ethnography.

Time and the Highland Maya

Time and the Highland Maya

Author: Barbara Tedlock

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 0826313582

Category: Religion

Page: 293

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Described as a landmark in the ethnographic study of the Maya, this study of ritual and cosmology among the contemporary Quiché Indians of highland Guatemala has now been updated to address changes that have occurred in the last decade. The Classic Mayan obsession with time has never been better known. Here, Barbara Tedlock redirects our attention to the present-day keepers of the ancient calendar. Combining anthropology with formal apprenticeship to a diviner, she refutes long-held ethnographic assumptions and opens a door to the order of the Mayan cosmos and its daily ritual. Unable to visit the region for over ten years, Tedlock returned in 1989 to find that observance of the traditional calendar and religion is stronger than ever, despite a brutal civil war. ". . . a well-written, highly readable, and deeply convincing contribution. . . ." --Michael Coe