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Introduction

Richard K. Payne (ed.)

in Homa Variations: The Study of Ritual Change across the Longue Durée

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780199351572
eISBN:
9780199351602
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199351572.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter introduces the homa and the theoretical issue of studying ritual change over long periods of time and across the boundaries of ritual cultures. The cross-cultural transmission of the ... More


Ritual Change and the Problem of Presence

Marko Geslani

in Rites of the God-King: 'Sānti and Ritual Change in Early Hinduism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780190862886
eISBN:
9780190862916
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190862886.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter forms a concluding reflection on the nature of ritual change, based on the transformation of śānti rituals detailed in the previous chapters, while critically engaging the reception ... More


Conclusion

Kathryn T. McClymond

in Ritual Gone Wrong: What We Learn from Ritual Disruption

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199790913
eISBN:
9780199369515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199790913.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter argues that several general conclusions can be drawn from the specific case studies presented in the volume. First, scholars should actively resist the polarized characterization of ... More


Homa Variations: The Study of Ritual Change across the Longue Durée

Richard K. Payne and Michael Witzel (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780199351572
eISBN:
9780199351602
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199351572.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The practice of making votive offerings into fire dates from the earliest periods of human history and is found in many different religious cultures. Throughout the tantric world, this kind of ritual ... More


Rites of the God-King: 'Sānti and Ritual Change in Early Hinduism

Marko Geslani

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780190862886
eISBN:
9780190862916
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190862886.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Most accounts of Hinduism posit a radical difference between the aniconic fire sacrifice (yajña) and temple-based image worship (pūjā). The historical distinction between ancient Vedism and medieval ... More


Conclusion

Marko Geslani

in Rites of the God-King: 'Sānti and Ritual Change in Early Hinduism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780190862886
eISBN:
9780190862916
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190862886.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

The conclusion reviews how a history of śānti rituals complicates our sense of the relationship between Vedism and Hinduism. Despite the drammatic religious changes that took hold in the post-Vedic ... More


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