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 Ritual from Five Angles: A Tool for Teaching

Andrew Strathern and Pamela J. Stewart

in Teaching Ritual

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195176452
eISBN:
9780199785308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176452.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Since its inception in 1987, The Journal of Ritual Studies, has published many seminal articles on the definition, recognition, and interpretation of ritual practices. The journal's approach has been ... More


Introduction: Rethinking Ritual Practice in Zen Buddhism

Dale S. Wright

in Zen Ritual: Studies of Zen Theory in Practice

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195304671
eISBN:
9780199866861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304671.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The ritual dimension of the Zen tradition in East Asia took the particular shape that it did primarily by means of thorough absorption of two different cultural legacies in China, one—the Confucian ... More


 Ritual in Japanese Zen Buddhism

T. Griffith Foulk

in Zen Ritual: Studies of Zen Theory in Practice

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195304671
eISBN:
9780199866861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304671.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Chapter 1 summarizes the modern scholarly opinion that throughout its history, the Zen tradition rejected religious ritual as a legitimate means of carrying out its unique Buddhist mission, and ... More


Zen Ritual: Studies of Zen Theory in Practice

Steven Heine and Dale S. Wright (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195304671
eISBN:
9780199866861
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304671.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Zen Ritual: Studies of Zen Theory in Practice contains nine articles by prominent scholars about a variety of topics including Zen rituals kinhin and zazen, and covers rituals from the early Chan ... More


The Craft of Ritual Studies

Ronald L. Grimes

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780195301427
eISBN:
9780199369164
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195301427.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book lays out a method for studying ritual, then illustrates it with a case study, and finally eventuates in a theory of ritual. Part I provides orientation by laying out the basics of ritual ... More


Heroic Wives Rituals, Stories and the Virtues of Jain Wifehood

M. Whitney Kelting

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195389647
eISBN:
9780199866434
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195389647.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Being a good Jain woman involves negotiating between the mutually exclusive ideologies found in the South Asian discourse of devoted wifehood and in the Jain discourse of renunciation. This book ... More


The Barn and the Lab

Ronald L. Grimes

in Rite out of Place: Ritual, Media, and the Arts

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195301441
eISBN:
9780199850952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195301441.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter is a dialogue about two ritually significant places, a rural performance barn and an urban ritual studies lab. This chapter, along with Susan L Scott, contemplate the possibilities for ... More


Concluding Reflections: toward a tragic theory of ritual

Michael David Kaulana Ing

in The Dysfunction of Ritual in Early Confucianism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199924899
eISBN:
9780199980437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199924899.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter situates the Confucian theory of ritual portrayed in this book within the larger context of ritual studies. In order to do this, it first describes several relevant theories of ritual ... More


Coptic Christology in Practice: Incarnation and Divine Participation in Late Antique and Medieval Egypt

Stephen J. Davis

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199258628
eISBN:
9780191718052
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258628.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This book is a study of ancient and medieval Christology. Employing a range of interdisciplinary methods derived from the fields of social history, discourse theory, ritual studies, and the visual ... More


Introduction

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/9780199790913.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This introduction presents the problem: rituals, when they occur, frequently don’t go as imagined in historical texts or prescribed in ritual texts. Mistakes and other disruptions often occur. ... More


Introduction

Risto Uro

in Ritual and Christian Beginnings

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780199661176
eISBN:
9780191793455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661176.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Religious Studies

The Introduction explains the rationale of the book. From the viewpoint of the history of religion, the failure of early Christian scholars to include ritual in the story of Christian origins is ... More


Ritual and Christian Beginnings

Risto Uro

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780199661176
eISBN:
9780191793455
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661176.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Religious Studies

The rise of early Christianity has been examined from a myriad of perspectives, but until recently ritual has been a neglected topic. This book argues that ritual theory is indispensable for the ... More


Introduction: Tales of Christianizations

Nathan J. Ristuccia

in Christianization and Commonwealth in Early Medieval Europe: A Ritual Interpretation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198810209
eISBN:
9780191848476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198810209.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The concept of Christianization dominates scholarship on the early Middle Ages. Yet, “Christianization” is a vague, anachronistic term, applied haphazardly to group an assortment of diverse changes ... More


Epilogue: The Future of a Pastime

Shana J. Brown

in Pastimes: From Art and Antiquarianism to Modern Chinese Historiography

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834982
eISBN:
9780824870249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834982.003.0008
Subject:
History, Asian History

This epilogue discusses the survival and persistence of jinshi in the twentieth century. It considers the rise of a patriotic archaeology that sought to substantiate the great age of Chinese ... More


Christianization and Commonwealth in Early Medieval Europe: A Ritual Interpretation

Nathan J. Ristuccia

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198810209
eISBN:
9780191848476
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198810209.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This book re-examines the alterations in Western European life that followed widespread conversion to Christianity—the phenomena traditionally termed “Christianization”; it re-centers scholarly ... More


Introduction

Nicholas Wolterstorff

in Acting Liturgically: Philosophical Reflections on Religious Practice

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198805380
eISBN:
9780191843457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198805380.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter considers why contemporary analytic philosophers of religion have neglected liturgy and focused almost all of their attention on religious belief. Following Descartes, reflections on ... More


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