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Encyclopedia of religious rites, rituals, and festivals

Author: Frank A Salamone
Publisher: New York, NY : Routledge, 2012.
Series: Routledge encyclopedias of religion and society
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Explores a topic through articles covering general concepts and ideas, major forms of ritual and festival, life cycle rites and specific rites and festivals such as Easter, Christmas, Passover,  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Encyclopedias
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frank A Salamone
ISBN: 9780415941808 0415941806 9780415880916 0415880912
OCLC Number: 818863998
Notes: "A Berkshire Reference work."
Description: xiii, 487 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm.
Contents: Contents Include: Agricultural Rituals. Altered States of Consciousness. Ancestor Worship - Africa. Animal Rituals. Asceticism. Australian Aboriginal. Birth Rituals. Blood Rituals. Body and Ritual. Buddhism. Calendrical Rituals. Cannibalism. Catholicism. Chinese New Year. Christmas. Day of the Dead. Death Rituals. Divination Rituals. Diwali. Easter. Fire Walking. Food and Rituals. Gender Rituals. Glossalalia. Greco-Roman. Healing and Rituals. Hinduism. Hopi. Humor and Rituals. Hunting Rituals. Iban. Islam. Jainism. Javanese. Judaism. Magic. Mardi Gras. Marriage Rituals. Matsu. Mbuti. Melanesian. Micronesian. Millennialism. Music. Naming Rituals. Nature Worship. Navan Ceremony. New Year's Celebrations. Newala Ritual. Nuer. Oaths and Ordeals. Orthodoxy. Paganism and Personal Rituals. Pilgrimage. Political Rituals. Polynesian. Possession/Trance. Prayer. Protestantism. Puberty Rites. Purity and Pollution. Ramadan. Rastafarianism. Revitalization Rituals. Rites of Communitas. Rites of Passage. Ritual and Symbol. Ritual as Communication. Ritual as Performance. Ritual of Performance. Ritual Specialists. Rituals of Purity. Sacred Places. Sacrifice. Santeria. Satanic Rituals. Scatological Rituals. Secular Rituals. Shakers. Shamanism. Shintoism. Sikhism. Snake Handling
Series Title: Routledge encyclopedias of religion and society
Responsibility: editor by Frank A. Salamone.


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