By Bonna D. Wescoat
During this publication, a exclusive crew of authors explores the way in which house, position, structure, and formality engage to build sacred adventure within the old cultures of the jap Mediterranean. Essays deal with basic concerns and contours that allow structures to accomplish as spiritually transformative areas in old Greek, Roman, Jewish, early Christian, and Byzantine civilizations. jointly they display the a number of ways that works of structure and their settings have been energetic brokers within the ritual strategy. structure didn't in simple terms host occasions; quite, it magnified and increased them, interacting with rituals facilitating the development of rite. This e-book examines relatively the ways that principles and occasions generated by means of the interplay of position, outfitted surroundings, ritual motion, and reminiscence contributed to the cultural formula of the sacred adventure in several spiritual faiths
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143–53). The subtlest anthropological account of material culture in the context of ritual known to me is the work of Susanne Küchler – esp. Küchler 2002, which builds on a number of earlier essays on Malanggan – the making and ritual destruction/sacrifice of funerary effigies in New Ireland, Papua New Guinea. 13. Of the recent works on ritual by classicists known to me, only Stavrianopoulou 2006b cites a wide range of post-1980s anthropology. 14. See, for instance, in recent anthropology the work of McCauley and Lawson, 2002; Whitehouse 2004; Lawson 2006.
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