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 Dancing Ritual, Ritual Dancing: Experiential Teaching

Sam Gill

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/9780195176452.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter ruminates on the formal lack of interest in both ritual and dancing. The chapter's author takes his thoughts on the university as “a Christian theological project” into a class on ... More


Execution and Invention: Death Penalty Discourse in Early Rabbinic and Christian Cultures

Beth A. Berkowitz

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195179194
eISBN:
9780199784509
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195179196.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Execution and Invention: Death Penalty Discourse in Early Rabbinic and Christian Cultures argues that ancient rabbis and Christians used death penalty discourse to invent themselves as ... More


Negotiating the Social in the Ritual Theory of Victor Turner and Roy Rappaport

Grant Potts

in Negotiating Rites

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199812295
eISBN:
9780199919390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812295.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The modern social scientific understanding of ritual has both contributed to and been formed by two contested ideas of “the social”: the social as constituted through a structured determinate whole ... 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


Introduction

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/9780199593194.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The chapter discusses the theoretic development regarding asceticism, first by reviewing various ways of defining asceticism, focusing in particular on the works of Richard Valantasis and Gavin ... More


Ritual Theory and Early Christian Studies

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/9780199661176.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Religious Studies

This chapter asks why ritual has been a largely neglected theme in the study of Christian beginnings. The chapter also surveys earlier studies in which ritual has been in focus, most importantly ... More


Ritual

István Czachesz

in Cognitive Science and the New Testament: A New Approach to Early Christian Research

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198779865
eISBN:
9780191825880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198779865.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Religious Studies

This chapter considers five perspectives on rituals. First, rituals can be seen as actions without a practical purpose, a view that goes back to Sigmund Freud and is reflected by the concepts of ... More


Ritualizing September 11

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/9780195301441.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter tells the story of trying to integrate ritual theory and ritual practice in a university and a course caught up in the wake of 9/11. It began as two separate responses to the events of ... More


The Ritual Elements

Meredith Rossner

in Just Emotions: Rituals of Restorative Justice

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199655045
eISBN:
9780191767951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199655045.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter introduces the key theoretical concepts drawing on contemporary sociological theorists of interaction and emotions, including Erving Goffman and Randall Collins. Key terms are explained, ... More


‘I Baptize You With Water’: Ritual and the Rise of Religious Movements

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/9780199661176.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Religious Studies

The chapter focuses on John the Baptist, a charismatic figure and ritual entrepreneur, whose movement is seen by most early Christian scholars as one that had a significant impact on Jesus and his ... More


Introduction

Anne T. Mocko

in Demoting Vishnu: Ritual, Politics, and the Unraveling of Nepal's Hindu Monarchy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780190275211
eISBN:
9780190275242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190275211.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter explains the importance of ritual in the construction of the social identity of the king of Nepal. The author argues that if Gyanendra Shah had retained his royal rituals but lost every ... 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


Introduction

Mira Balberg

in Blood for Thought: The Reinvention of Sacrifice in Early Rabbinic Literature

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520295926
eISBN:
9780520968660
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520295926.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The introduction explores the prevalent views on the rabbis’ approach to sacrifices, and explains how this book diverges from these approaches. It puts forth the idea that like biblical authors that ... More


“Death Stands Ready at the Door”: The Dangers of Maritime Life

David J. Stewart

in The Sea Their Graves: An Archaeology of Death and Remembrance in Maritime Culture

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813037349
eISBN:
9780813041575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037349.003.0002
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Seafaring is one of the deadliest occupations that humans have ever pursued. Over the centuries, millions of sailors have been killed by shipwrecks, disease, accidents, and war. The constant threat ... More


Introduction

Mihwa Choi

in Death Rituals and Politics in Northern Song China

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190459765
eISBN:
9780190459796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190459765.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This study inquires into the historical question of how the politics surrounding death rituals contributed to the revival of Confucianism. It examines major changes in ritual performance both at the ... More


Ritual Gone Wrong: What We Learn from Ritual Disruption

Kathryn T. McClymond

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199790913
eISBN:
9780199369515
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199790913.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Rituals go wrong all the time—someone does the wrong thing, says the wrong phrase, or shows up late. Crucial ritual items go missing or get broken, or acts of God conspire to undermine the venue. ... More


The Toilette of the Gods

James McHugh

in Sandalwood and Carrion: Smell in Indian Religion and Culture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199916306
eISBN:
9780199980260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199916306.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Building on the wide-ranging study of smell, perfumes, and aromatics in the previous chapters, this chapter examines the question of why people offered these materials to the gods. A passage from the ... More


Two Introductions

David Greenstein

in Roads to Utopia: The Walking Stories of the Zohar

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804788335
eISBN:
9780804789684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804788335.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

The Zohar has enjoyed a renewed period of study in the last few decades. Yet the most unique literary element of the work--its recurrent use of the motif of the Companions walking on the road--has ... More


Violent Rituals of the Hebrew Bible

Saul M. Olyan

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190681906
eISBN:
9780190681937
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190681906.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Although seldom studied by biblical scholars as a discrete phenomenon, ritual violence is mentioned frequently in biblical texts, and includes ritual actions such as disfigurement of corpses, ... More


The New Mamluks

Lucie Ryzova

in The Age of the Efendiyya: Passages to Modernity in National-Colonial Egypt

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199681778
eISBN:
9780191761591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681778.003.0005
Subject:
History, World Modern History, Social History

This chapter examines an important aspect of effendi culture as youth culture, and looks at the experience of modern schooling among first-generation efendis. Modern schooling, and the ensuing novel ... More


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