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The problem of ritual efficacy

Author: William Sturman Sax; Johannes Quack; Jan Weinhold
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2010.
Series: Oxford ritual studies
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William Sturman Sax; Johannes Quack; Jan Weinhold
ISBN: 9780199742363 0199742367 9780199742363 0199742367
OCLC Number: 801368654
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 193 p.) : ill.
Contents: 1. Ritual and the Problem of Efficacy ; 2. Ritual Healing and the Investiture of the Babylonian King ; 3. Jesus and his Followers as Healers: Symbolic Healing in Early Christianity ; 4. Healing Rituals in the Mediaeval West ; 5. Excommunication in the Middle Ages: A meta-ritual and the many faces of its efficacy ; 6. The Work of Zar: Women and Spirit Possession in Northern Sudan ; 7. Ritual Humility in Modern Laboratories: Or, Why Ecuadorian IVF Practitioners Pray ; 8. Ritual, Medicine, and the Placebo Response ; 9. Bell, Bourdieu and Wittgenstein on Ritual Sense
Series Title: Oxford ritual studies
Responsibility: edited by William S. Sax, Johannes Quack & Jan Weinhold.

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...no reader of Magic, Ritual, and Witchcreaft is likely to regret the purchase of this engaging and valuable book. * Claire Fanger, Rice University * This collection of essays addresses the knotty Read more...

 
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