Thinking Through Rituals. Kevin - SCHILBRACK, contributors.

Thinking Through Rituals.

London: Routledge, 2004. First Edition. Softcover. Octavo. x + 278pp, bibliography and index. From the publisher: "Thinking Through Rituals explores religious ritual acts and their connection to meaning and truth, belief, memory, inquiry, worldview and ethics. Drawing on philosophers such as Foucault, Merleau-Ponty and Wittgenstein, and sources from cognitive science, pragmatism and feminist theory, it provides philosophical resources for understanding religious ritual practices like the Christian Eucharistic ceremony, Hatha Yoga, sacred meditation or liturgical speech. Its essays consider a wide variety of rituals in Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism and Buddhism - including political protest rituals and gay commitment ceremonies, traditional Vedic and Yogic rites, Christian and Buddhist meditation and the Jewish Shabbat. They challenge the traditional disjunction between thought and action, showing how philosophy can help to illuminate the relationship between doing and meaning which ritual practices imply". Very light shelf rubbing, a few creased page corners, pages lightly tone- else a tight bright VG+ copy. Item #63663
ISBN: 9780415290593

Price: $45.00

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