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Ritual and Religious Belief

A Reader, 1st Edition

Edited by Graham Harvey


320 pages

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Paperback: 9780415974486
pub: 2005-11-08
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What is ritual's relation to belief? to performance? Does ritual have its own logic?

Ritual and Religious Belief is a reader that brings together material exploring the problem of ritual from many perspectives. Selections from the sixteenth century to the present explore the idea of ritual as a type of religious behavior, ritual in relation to belief and thought, and ritual as "vain repetition." This anthology considers many perspectives, enabling the student and scholar to consider the richness of the questions surrounding the concept of ritual.

About the Editor

Graham Harvey is Lecturer in Religious Studies at the Open University (UK). His most recent publications include Shamanism: A Reader and Readings in Indigenous Religions.

About the Series

Critical Categories in the Study of Religion

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
RELIGION / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Cultural