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Dissensus by Design

in Discipline and Debate: The Language of Violence in a Tibetan Buddhist Monastery

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780520269460
eISBN:
9780520952010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520269460.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter introduces the Sera Monastery in India and provides a context for appreciating debate's ritualized violence and mimetic power. It shows that at Sera Monastery, debate's drama, where the ... More


Endowed from on High

Melvyn Hammarberg

in The Mormon Quest for Glory: The Religious World of the Latter-Day Saints

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199737628
eISBN:
9780199332472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199737628.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

At age 18, the Church encourages the members of the Aaronic priesthood to become ordained members of the Melchizedek priesthood, if they are worthy, who are then recognized as “Elders.” Also at age ... More


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