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Ritual in the Ancient Mediterranean

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Scholarly interest in the ritual life of the ancient Near East, Greco-Roman societies, and both ancient Christianity and Judaism has increased considerably in the last decade, no doubt a reflection of the rising interest in ritual across many fields in the social sciences and humanities—and in western societies generally. This series supports scholarship that utilizes up-to-date ritual theory, and does so critically, to produce innovative studies that challenge conventional views and offer alternative viewpoints on the ancient Mediterranean world.

Series Editor: Richard E. DeMaris, Valparaiso University, USA

Advisory Board of Associate Editors: Emma Blake, University of Arizona, USA; Thomas Kazen, Stockholm School of Theology, Sweden; Jacob A. Latham, University of Tennessee, USA; Rubina Raja, Aarhus University, Denmark; Daniel Ullucci, Stonehill College, USA

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Ritual, Emotion, and Materiality in the Early Christian World

Ritual, Emotion, and Materiality in the Early Christian World

1st Edition

Edited By Soham Al-Suadi, Richard S. Ascough, Richard E. DeMaris
December 31, 2021

This volume advances our understanding of early Christianity as a lived religion by approaching it through its rites, the emotions and affects surrounding those rites, and the material setting for the practice of them. The connections between emotions and ritual, between rites and their materiality...

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