Reading Ritual

The participant in the reading ritual does not go from the reading ritual to a performance of the sacrifice ritual. The sacrifice ritual is no longer performed, yet people presumably do believe that unintentional sins are still forgiven ...

Reading Ritual

This book draws on a variety of disciplines to undertake a unique analysis of Leviticus 1-7. Rather than studying the rituals prescribed in Leviticus as arcane historical/theological texts of little interest to the modern reader, or as examples of primitive rituals that have no parallel in Western society, this book provides many points of contact between animal sacrifice rituals and various parts of post-modern society. Modern rituals such as Monday Night Football, eating fast food, sending sons and daughters off to war, and even the rituals of modern academia are contrasted with the text of Leviticus. In addition, responses to Leviticus among modern African Christians and in the early church are used to draw out further understandings of how the language and practice of sacrifice still shapes the lives of people. This study takes a consciously Christian perspective on Leviticus. Leviticus is assumed to be an ongoing part of the Christian Bible. The usual Christian response to Leviticus is to ignore it or to claim that all sacrifice has now been superseded by the sacrifice of Jesus. This study refutes those simplistic assertions, and attempts to reassert the place of Leviticus as a source for Christian self-understanding. This is volume 417 of JSOTS and volume 9 of Playing the Texts.

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Reading Ritual
Language: en
Pages: 160
Authors: Wesley J. Bergen
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005-05-05 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

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Bridging the Gap
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Gerald A. Klingbeil
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007 - Publisher: Eisenbrauns

This volume is intended to introduce university and seminary students and scholars to the neglected field of ritual studies, particularly within the larger context of biblical and theological studies. At the same time, the author hopes to further the discussion by interacting with numerous scholars in the field, providing an
Reading Ritual
Language: en
Pages: 160
Authors: Wesley J. Bergen
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005-05-05 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

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Ritual and Its Consequences
Language: en
Pages: 248
Authors: Adam B. Seligman, Robert P. Weller, Michael J, Simon
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-03-24 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

This pioneering, interdisciplinary work shows how rituals allow us to live in a perennially imperfect world. Drawing on a variety of cultural settings, the authors utilize psychoanalytic and anthropological perspectives to describe how ritual--like play--creates "as if" worlds, rooted in the imaginative capacity of the human mind to create a
Ritual in Family Living
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: James H. S. Bossard, Eleanor S. Boll
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-11-15 - Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

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