Ritual Matters: Dynamic Dimensions in Practice

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Ute Hüsken, Christiane Brosius
Routledge, 2010 - Social Science - 403 pages

This book explores the interaction of rituals and ritualised practices utilising a cross-cultural approach. It discusses whether and why rituals are important today, and why they are possibly even more relevant than before.

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Contents

How Rituals Become
29
Initiation Rebirth and the Emergent
49
Sunni Concepts of Ritual Purity in a Contemporary
124
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About the author (2010)

Ute Hüsken is Head of the Department of Cultural and Religious History of South Asia (Classical Indology), South Asia Institute at Heidelberg University, Germany.

Christiane Brosius is Professor at Cluster of Excellence "Asia and Europe in a Global Context" Department, Heidelberg University, Germany.

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