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 Prophecy and Sociology of Religion

Niels Christian Hvidt

in Christian Prophecy: The Post-Biblical Tradition

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195314472
eISBN:
9780199785346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314472.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The reality and truth of divine revelation is realized most of all in the lived faith of the church. It is here that prophecy has played its most significant role. Prophets are not called mainly to ... More


Ascetic Practice

Patrik Hagman

in The Asceticism of Isaac of Nineveh

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199593194
eISBN:
9780191595677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199593194.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

In this chapter, four of the most important ascetic techniques are analysed and interpreted. Using Victor Turner's ritual theory, solitariness and fasting are seen to be about the ascetics’ struggle ... More


Victor Turner and Edith Turner

Timothy Larsen

in The Slain God: Anthropologists and the Christian Faith

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199657872
eISBN:
9780191785573
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657872.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Theology

Victor Turner (1920–1983) and his wife Edith Turner (1921– ) did fieldwork together among the Ndembu of what was then Northern Rhodesia. Victor was awarded a PhD from the University of Manchester and ... More


Place, Contestation, and the Complexities of Agency

Jacob N. Kinnard

in Places in Motion: The Fluid Identities of Temples, Images, and Pilgrims

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199359653
eISBN:
9780199359691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199359653.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter examines the dynamics of Ayodhya, in India, a sacred place that is claimed by both Hindus and Muslims. The chapter analyzes Ayodhya through the theoretical lens of Victor Turner, at once ... More


The Most Interesting Man I Met: From Hot Springs, Arkansas, to Tuskegee, Alabama

Jennifer Ritterhouse

in Discovering the South: One Man's Travels through a Changing America in the 1930s

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469630946
eISBN:
9781469630960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469630946.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on Daniels's encounter with Victor C. Turner Sr., who worked for the Negro Cooperative Extension System of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Turner's biography as a ... More


Reproducing Misfortune through Mess

Angela McMillan Howell

in Raised Up Down Yonder: Growing Up Black in Rural Alabama

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781617038815
eISBN:
9781621039761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617038815.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter focuses on “mess,” a local linguistic and cultural metaphor associated with black youth of Hamilton, Alabama. Mess is more than just a novel indigenous term; it also helped to preserve ... More


Excerpt from “Iconophily and Iconoclasm in Marian Pilgrimage”

Victor Turner and Edith Turner

in Anthropology of Catholicism: A Reader

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520288423
eISBN:
9780520963368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520288423.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

Before he died, the well-known anthropologist of African religion Victor Turner (1920–83) turned his attention to Catholic forms of pilgrimage and, with Edith Turner, traveled across the world ... More


Volunteer Experience

Erica Bornstein

in What Matters?: Ethnographies of Value in a Not So Secular Age

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156851
eISBN:
9780231504683
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156851.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses the concept of volunteering and links it to Victor Turner's notion of experience. The concept of volunteering surpasses the forms of humanitarian practice such as financial ... More


Epilogue Modern Ritual at Bent's Old Fort

Douglas C. Comer

in Ritual Ground: Bent's Old Fort, World Formation, and the Annexation of the Southwest

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520204294
eISBN:
9780520918702
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520204294.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter focuses on the continuation of ritualistic ways at the reconstructed Bent's Old Fort, now designated as a National Historic Site, and offers additional evidence for the persistence of ... More


Rituals, Contests, and Images: Vocational Discernment Beyond the Classroom

Quincy D. Brown

in At This Time and In This Place: Vocation and Higher Education

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780190243920
eISBN:
9780190243951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190243920.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter offers an account of co-curricular activities in undergraduate education and explores their significance for vocational discernment. In conversation with the work of Victor Turner, it ... More


Coda: As We Raise Our Voices: The Place of Communal Singing

Sheryl Kaskowitz

in God Bless America: The Surprising History of an Iconic Song

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199919772
eISBN:
9780199345595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199919772.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

The epilogue uses “God Bless America” as a lens through which to examines the role of communal singing in American public life. Drawing on Emile Durkheim’s concept of secular ritual and Victor ... More


Staging the Liminal

Leo Shtutin

in Spatiality and Subjecthood in Mallarmé, Apollinaire, Maeterlinck, and Jarry: Between Page and Stage

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780198821854
eISBN:
9780191860980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198821854.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Chapter 3 implements the notion of liminality (the experience or condition of the betwixt and between) in an analysis of character and diegetic space in Jarry’s Ubu roi and Maeterlinck’s one-acts. ... More


Establishing Communitas: Royal Rites of Military Loyalty and Their Socio-Religious Function

Rüdiger Schmitt

in Ritual Violence in the Hebrew Bible: New Perspectives

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780190249588
eISBN:
9780190249601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190249588.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Biblical texts such as 2 Sam 18:1–5, 2 Sam 19:6–9, and 1 Kgs 22:10–12 indicate that ritual actions whose aim is to establish or re-create communitas among the king, the army, and the population in ... More


Mosaics as a Ritual Art: Byzantine Mosaics at Work

Carolyn L. Connor

in Saints and Spectacle: Byzantine Mosaics in their Cultural Setting

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780190457624
eISBN:
9780190457648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190457624.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

Victor Turner’s theory of ritual as work is applied to the ancient tradition of spectacles in connection with Christian processions and the art of mosaic. The gold-ground mosaics that proliferated in ... More


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