John B. Geyer

J. B. G eyer , Blood and the Nations in Ritual and Myth .......................... L. J onker , Reforming History: The Hermeneutical Significance of the Books of Chronicles ....................................................................................... W. van P eursen and E. T alstra

Stavros Stavrou Karayanni

© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2009 DOI: 10.1163/107992609X12524941449921 Religion and the Arts 13 (2009) 448–463 brill.nl/rart RELIGION and the ARTS Sacred Embodiment: Fertility Ritual, Mother Goddess, and Cultures of Belly Dance Stavros Stavrou Karayanni European University Cyprus, Nicosia

Jesper Sørensen

© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2007 DOI: 10.1163/157006807X240118 Method and Th eory in the Study of Religion 19 (2007) 281-300 www.brill.nl/mtsr M E T H O D T H E O R Y in the S T U D Y O F R E L I G I O N & Acts Th at Work: A Cognitive Approach to Ritual Agency 1 Jesper Sørensen Institute of

Mohammed Maarouf

© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2009 DOI: 10.1163/057053909X12475581297560 Arabica 56 (2009) 400-439 brill.nl/arab ʿ Āšūrā ʾ as a Female Ritual Challenge to Masculinity 1 Mohammed Maarouf Chouaib Doukkali University (El Jadida, Morocco) Abstract This paper presents an ethnographic image of ʿ

Charlotte Cowden

Front. Hist. China 2012, 7(1): 61–89 DOI 10.3868/s020-001-012-0005-9 Charlotte Cowden ( ) Independent Scholar, Berkeley, CA 94709, USA E-mail: charlottecowden@gmail.com FORUM Charlotte Cowden Wedding Culture in 1930s Shanghai: Consumerism, Ritual, and the Municipality Abstract By the 1930s, a

Elie Podeh

© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2010 DOI: 10.1163/157006010X487155 Die Welt des Islams 50 (2010) 117-152 e bay ʿa : Modern Political Uses of Islamic Ritual in the Arab World Elie Podeh * Jerusalem Abstract According to Islamic tradition, the bayʿa (translated as investiture or an oath of

Gil Raz

practices is well known. But what precisely were these practices, and what was their significance? is paper examines the initiation ritual of Celestial Master Daoism as found in the text entitled Shangqing Huangshu guodu yi. I argue that this practice has been misunderstood by earlier scholars who focused

Burge

© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2010 DOI: 10.1163/156851910X489869 Islamic Law and Society 17 (2010) 320-349 www.brill.nl/ils Islamic Law and Society Impurity / Danger! S. R. Burge Abstract Several recent monographs and articles discussing ritual purity in Islam stress the independence of

Frank Neubert

, Kasernenplatz 3, 6003 Luzern, Switzerland frank.neubert@unilu.ch Abstract By analysing primary sources, I show in this paper how the Vipassanā meditation movement publicly objects to being categorized as a religious movement that teaches a certain form of ritual. I argue that the application of the meta

Ming-sho Ho

. Religion permeates the whole process of their collective action by supplying ritualized forms of contention. Religion in action is more than an instru- ment for mobilization, but rather substantially a ff ects the move- ment goal and meaning for the participants. These highly localistic messages often