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Ritual Theory, Ritual Practice Paperback – 15 Apr 1993

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  • Paperback: 282 pages
  • Publisher: OUP USA; New Ed edition (15 April 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0195076133
  • ISBN-13: 978-0195076134
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 2.2 x 21 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,775,795 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The scholarship is not only sound but impressive. Bell has a magnificent command of sources from a variety of fields ... most significant, first-rate ... a benchmark in ritual studies. (Ronald Grimes, Wilfred Laurier University)


Arguing that the concept of ritual is overdue for critical rethinking, Catherine Bell here offers a close theoretical analysis of the recent explosion of ritual studies, concentrating on anthropology, sociology, and history of religions.

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