Understanding Religious Ritual: Theoretical approaches and innovations

1st Edition

John P. Hoffmann

Routledge
Published January 10, 2014
Reference - 226 Pages
ISBN 9781138019881 - CAT# Y165515
Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

For Instructors Request Inspection Copy

was $59.95

USD$47.96

SAVE ~$11.99

Add to Wish List
FREE Standard Shipping!

Summary

Although numerous studies of religious rituals have been conducted by religious studies scholars, anthropologists, sociologists, and psychologists, it is rare to find a work that brings scholars from different disciplines together to discuss the similarities and differences in their research. This book represents contributions by leading scholars from several disciplines that show the diversity of approaches to religious rituals, while also providing cross-disciplinary perspectives on this topic.

The goals of the chapters are to consider where the field currently stands in understanding religious rituals and what novel ideas can improve our knowledge about these practices; and furnish innovative applications of theory by discussing particular examples which are drawn from the authors’ fieldwork. The chapters cover Christian, Buddhist, Jewish, and Islamic rituals, thus providing a view of how ritual practices vary across the globe, but also how they share some important characteristics.

   

Instructors

We provide complimentary e-inspection copies of primary textbooks to instructors considering our books for course adoption.

Request an
e-inspection copy

Share this Title