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Worship, rites & ceremonies books

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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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Two decades of ethnographic, pedagogical and musical experience in Ireland inform Helen Phelan's investigation of the singing voice in ritual performance. She examines diverse ritual practices including community-based festivals, children's carnivals, women's choirs, university-based ritual laboratories, rituals of the established...
Format: Hardback - 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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Two decades of ethnographic, pedagogical and musical experience in Ireland inform Helen Phelan's investigation of the singing voice in ritual performance. She examines diverse ritual practices including community-based festivals, children's carnivals, women's choirs, university-based ritual laboratories, rituals of the established...
Format: Paperback - 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

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

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

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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

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


Format: Paperback - Released: 25/05/2016

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: 19/04/2016

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: 19/04/2016

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: 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

Pilgrimage in the Marketplace by Ian Reader Pilgrimage in the Marketplace

The study of pilgrimage often centres itself around miracles and spontaneous populist activities. While some of these activities and stories may play an important role in the emergence of potential pilgrimage sites and in helping create wider interest in them,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/12/2015

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