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Worship, rites & ceremonies books

See below for a selection of the latest books from Worship, rites & ceremonies category. Presented with a red border are the Worship, rites & ceremonies books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading.

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Recently Published

Objects of Worship in South Asian Religions Forms, Practices and Meanings by Prof Dr Knut A. (University of Bergen, Norway) Jacobsen Objects of Worship in South Asian Religions Forms, Practices and Meanings
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Objects of worship are an aspect of the material dimension of lived religion in South Asia. The omnipresence of these objects and their use is a theme which cuts across the religious traditions in the pluralistic religious culture of the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 12/01/2018

The Many Voices of Pilgrimage and Reconciliation by Tahar Abbou, Lucinda Carspecken The Many Voices of Pilgrimage and Reconciliation
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This book provides a unique multidisciplinary perspective on pilgrimage, encompassing both spiritual and non-spiritual travel. It is written by an international team, reflecting the rich diversity and multiple meanings of pilgrimage, and provides case studies reviewing the role of pilgrimage...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/10/2017

Come, Let Us Adore Him A Daily Advent Devotional by Paul David Tripp Come, Let Us Adore Him A Daily Advent Devotional


Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

Building Temples in China Memories, Tourism and Identities by Selina Ching Chan, Graeme Lang Building Temples in China Memories, Tourism and Identities
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Much has been written on how temples are constructed or reconstructed for reviving local religious and communal life or for recycling tradition after the market reforms in China. The dynamics between the state and society that lie behind the revival...
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/05/2017

Singing the Rite to Belong Ritual, Music, and the New Irish by Helen (Professor of Arts Practice, University of Limerick) Phelan Singing the Rite to Belong Ritual, Music, and the New Irish
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This book explores the way in which singing can foster experiences of belonging through ritual performance. Based on more than two decades of ethnographic, pedagogical and musical research, it is set against the backdrop of the new Ireland of the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/05/2017

Singing the Rite to Belong Ritual, Music, and the New Irish by Helen (Professor of Arts Practice, University of Limerick) Phelan Singing the Rite to Belong Ritual, Music, and the New Irish
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This book explores the way in which singing can foster experiences of belonging through ritual performance. Based on more than two decades of ethnographic, pedagogical and musical research, it is set against the backdrop of the new Ireland of the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/05/2017

Meditation and Culture The Interplay of Practice and Context by Halvor (University of Oslo, Norway) Eifring Meditation and Culture The Interplay of Practice and Context
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Behind the stereotype of a solitary meditator closing his eyes to the world, meditation always takes place in close interaction with the surrounding culture. Meditation and Culture: The Interplay of Practice and Context explores cases in which the relation between...
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/03/2017

Dance Perceptions, Cultural Aspects & Emerging Therapies by Stuart Reid Dance Perceptions, Cultural Aspects & Emerging Therapies


Format: Hardback - Released: 01/01/2017

Coming Soon

Waqf in Central Asia Four Hundred Years in the History of a Muslim Shrine, 1480-1889 by R.D. McChesney Waqf in Central Asia Four Hundred Years in the History of a Muslim Shrine, 1480-1889

Waqfs, or religious endowments, have long been at the very center of daily Islamic life, establishing religious, cultural, and welfare institutions and serving as a legal means to keep family property intact through several generations. In this book R. D....
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/02/2018

Feasting With Cannibals An Essay on Kwakiutl Cosmology by Stanley Walens Feasting With Cannibals An Essay on Kwakiutl Cosmology

Professor Walens shows that the Kwakiutl visualize the world as a place of mouths and stomachs, of eaters and eaten. His analyses of the social rituals of meals, native ideas of the ethology of predation, a key Kwakiutl myth, and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/02/2018

Incredible India -- Traditions & Rituals by Muthusamy Varadarajan Incredible India -- Traditions & Rituals


Format: Hardback - Released: 09/02/2018

Tourism and Religion Issues and Implications by Richard (East Leeds Primary Care Trust Leeds UK) Butler Tourism and Religion Issues and Implications

This book examines both specific issues and more general problems stemming from the interaction of religion, travel and tourism with hospitality and culture, as well as the implications for site management and interpretation. It explores pilgrimage along with issues and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/02/2018

Tourism and Religion Issues and Implications by Richard (East Leeds Primary Care Trust Leeds UK) Butler Tourism and Religion Issues and Implications

This book examines both specific issues and more general problems stemming from the interaction of religion, travel and tourism with hospitality and culture, as well as the implications for site management and interpretation. It explores pilgrimage along with issues and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/02/2018

Other books in this genre

New Pathways in Pilgrimage Studies Global Perspectives by Dionigi Albera New Pathways in Pilgrimage Studies Global Perspectives

Although there has been a massive increase in the volume of pilgrimage research and publications, traditional Anglophone scholarship has been dominated by research in Western Europe and North America. In their previous edited volume, International Perspectives on Pilgrimage Studies (Routledge,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 24/11/2016

Snow Goose Global Thanksgiving A Vision of World Harmony and Peace and Abundance for All by Victor E Villasenor Snow Goose Global Thanksgiving A Vision of World Harmony and Peace and Abundance for All


Format: Paperback - Released: 08/11/2016

Asian Traditions of Meditation by Halvor Eifring Asian Traditions of Meditation

Meditation has flourished in different parts of the world ever since the foundations of the great civilizations were laid. It played a vital role in the formation of Asian cultures that trace much of their heritage to ancient India and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/10/2016

Pilgrim to Unholy Places Christians and Jews re-visit the Holocaust by Raymond Pelly Pilgrim to Unholy Places Christians and Jews re-visit the Holocaust

Through visiting Auschwitz and other horror sites of the Third Reich, the author reflects on the meaning of belief and ethics in today's world in dialogue with Jewish thinkers. His standpoint is the victim Christ of Philippians 2:5-11, a Jewish...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/10/2016

The Meditator's Dilemma by Bill Morgan The Meditator's Dilemma


Format: Paperback - Released: 25/05/2016

Ritual Gone Wrong What We Learn from Ritual Disruption by Kathryn T. (Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Religious Studies, Georgia State University) McClymond Ritual Gone Wrong What We Learn from Ritual Disruption
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Ritual theorizing has tended to focus on perfect rituals, as prescribed in sacred texts, yet ritual mistakes occur all the time-crucial items can go missing or get broken, incorrect phrases can be said.
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/04/2016

Ritual Gone Wrong What We Learn from Ritual Disruption by Kathryn T. (Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Religious Studies, Georgia State University) McClymond Ritual Gone Wrong What We Learn from Ritual Disruption
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Ritual theorizing has tended to focus on perfect rituals, as prescribed in sacred texts, yet ritual mistakes occur all the time-crucial items can go missing or get broken, incorrect phrases can be said.
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/04/2016

Ex Voto - Votive Giving Across Cultures by Ittai Weinryb Ex Voto - Votive Giving Across Cultures

Derived from Latin ex voto suscepto in pursuance of a vow, an ex voto embodies the hopes, dreams, and anxieties of the person who deposits it. Almost anything, regardless of size, weight, form, or original function, can become a votive...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/04/2016

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