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Repetitive Rules (vidhi)

Axel Michaels

in Homo Ritualis: Hindu Ritual and Its Significance to Ritual Theory

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190262624
eISBN:
9780190262655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190262624.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

In definitions of rituals, formality ranks first. It includes stylized and repetitive gestures and words, liturgical order as well as a certain invariance of fixed sequences or restricted codes. ... More


Borrowed Gods and Foreign Bodies: Christian Missionaries Imagine Chinese Religion

Eric Reinders

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520241718
eISBN:
9780520931084
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520241718.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

To the Victorians, the Chinese were invariably “inscrutable”. The meaning and provenance of this impression—and, most importantly, its workings in nineteenth-century Protestant missionary encounters ... More


Tooy Teaching I—Mostly Luângu and Púmbu 04182005/05302005

in Travels with Tooy: History, Memory, and the African American Imagination

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226680583
eISBN:
9780226680576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226680576.003.0036
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This chapter discusses the teaching of Tooy on the Luangu and Pumbu language and rituals. Tooy has observed that Luangu and Pumbu songs are often performed incorrectly by young people. He explained ... More


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