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Holiness and humanity : ritual in the making of religious life

Author: Roy A Rappaport
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1999.
Series: Cambridge studies in social and cultural anthropology, 110.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book argues that religion can and must be reconciled with science. It is both a comprehensive analysis of religion's evolutionary significance and a detailed study of religion's main component,  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Roy A Rappaport
ISBN: 0521228735 9780521228732 0521296900 9780521296908
OCLC Number: 60508599
Description: pages cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction; 2. The ritual form; 3. Self-referential messages; 4. Enactments of meaning; 5. Word and act, form and substance; 6. Time, eternity and liturgical order; 7. Intervals, eternity and communitas; 8. Simultaneity and hierarchy; 9. The idea of the sacred; 10. Sanctification; 11. Truth and order; 12. The numinous, the holy, and the divine; 12. Religion in adaptation; 13. The breaking of the holy and its salvation.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in social and cultural anthropology, 110.
Responsibility: Roy A. Rappaport.
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