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Ritual and Christian beginnings : a socio-cognitive analysis

Author: Risto Uro
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2016. ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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The rise of early Christianity has been examined from a myriad of perspectives, but until recently ritual has been a neglected topic. Ritual and Christian Beginnings: A Socio-Cognitive Analysis argues that ritual theory is indispensable for the study of Christian beginnings. It also makes a strong case for the application of theories and insights from the Cognitive Science of Religion, a field that has established  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Risto Uro
ISBN: 9780199661176 0199661170 9780198833222 0198833229 9780191793455 0191793450
OCLC Number: 947096912
Description: vi, 230 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Ritual theory and early Christian studies --
Ritual, culture, and the human mind: a socio-cognitive approach --
'I baptize you with water': ritual and the rise of religious movements --
'Are any among you sick?': ritual, possession, and healing --
'When you come together': ritual and cooperation --
'Baptizing ... and teaching': ritual and religious knowledge.
Responsibility: Risto Uro.

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This book considers the origins of Christianity through the role of ritual. It uses cognitive and evolutionary theories of ritual to provide fresh insights into the New Testament and other early  Read more...

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