Ritual Innovation - Brian K. Pennington - Bøger - State University of New York Press - 9781438469027 - 2. januar 2019

Ritual Innovation

Brian K. Pennington

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Ritual Innovation

Religious rituals are often seen as unchanging and ahistorical bearers of long-standing traditions. But as this book demonstrates, ritual is a lively platform for social change and innovation in the religions of South Asia. Drawing from Hindu and Jain examples in India, Nepal, and North America, the essays in this volume, written by renowned scholars of religion, explore how the intentional, conscious, and public invention or alteration of ritual can effect dramatic social transformation, whether in dethroning a Nepali king or sanctioning same-sex marriage. Ritual Innovation shows how the very idea of ritual as a conservative force misreads the history of religion by overlooking ritual's inherent creative potential and its adaptability to new contexts and circumstances.

Medie Bøger     Paperback Bog   (Bog med blødt omslag og limet ryg)
Udgivet 2. januar 2019
ISBN13 9781438469027
Forlag State University of New York Press
Antal sider 308
Mål 152 × 229 × 25 mm   ·   453 g
Sprog Engelsk