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Jeppe Sinding Jensen, Joseph M. Bryant and Diane Jonte-Pace

scenarios of everyday life: finding lodgings, buying a slave, attending a wedding festival, relaxing at the public baths, joining in with the crowds during religious processions, taking in the sanguinary spectacle of a gladiatorial contest, dabbling in magic with the paid assistance of an Egyptian priest

Martin S. Jaffee

those of us with university training to remain untouched by the spectacle of worlds of meaning lying dissected into patches of tissue and organ on our tables. In this delicate pedagogical pro- ject much depends upon the teacher's intellectual honesty and the cultiva- tion of the student's capacity for

Kevin J. Wanner

sequential reference to religion in Fahrenheit 9/11 is visual, and marks a shift in tone in the fi lm’s use of religion, from sardonic to somber. Having just presented the maudlin spectacle of Gore pre- siding over the electoral college’s rati fi cation of the 2000 election results, at which the vice president

Christopher B. Zeichmann

scenario of abusive soldiers terrorizing Jewish villagers; the spectacle of the crucifixion and other public punishments ostensibly served as a perennial reminder of Roman cruelty. To use the terminology of Louis Althusser, military personnel operated in a “purely repressive” manner (1971). Soldiers

Carl Seaquist

locution, “type of ritual,” which refers to an entirely diff erent concept. If we were to consider the mass as a public performance, and consider it in comparative perspective, we might say that the mass belongs to the type of ritual called “spectacle” because for some participants, the parishioners, a

John Burris

expand the way we conceive the relationship between politics, economics, and the aca- demic study of religion. Department of Religion Stetson University Deland, FL 32724 USA References Burris, John P. (2002). Exhibiting Religion: Colonialism and Spectacle at International Exposi- tions, 1851

Tim Murphy

designates a place of confrontation, but not as a closed field offering the spectacle of a struggle among equals. Rather, as Nietzsche demonstrates in his analysis of good and evil, it is a “non-place,” a pure distance, which indicates that the adversaries do not belong to a com- mon space. Consequently, no

Russell McCutcheon

resin but with acetone and water 16 . Department of Religious Studies 212 Manly Hall University of Alabama Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0264 U.S.A. References Burris, John (2001). Exhibiting Religion: Colonialism and Spectacle at International Expositions 1851-1893 . Charlottesville: University Press of

Willi Braun

rhetoric were countless ven- ues and modes of social discourse in which scholastic dimensions were integral in more or less disciplined ways: both philosophia as well as its technicalization and spectacle in sophistry, rhetoric, and "hand- book" production spilled from Academy, Garden, Stoa, or classroom

Benjamin Grant Purzycki and Edward C. Holland

into brief notes about the cognitive, sociological, cultural-historical, and socio-ecological influences that may partly account for these results. 7.1 Cognition, Doctrine, and the Laity Spiro (1987) remarked that “it is certainly a strange spectacle when anthropologists, of all people, confuse the