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Description - The Reformation of Ritual by Susan C. Karant-Nunn

In The Reformation of Ritual Susan Karant-Nunn explores the function of ritual in early modern German society, and the extent to which it was modified by the Reformation. Employing anthropological insights, and drawing on extensive archival research, Susan Karant-Nunn outlines the significance of the ceremonial changes. This comprehensive study includes an examination of all major rites of passage: birth, baptism, confirmation, engagement, marriage, the churching of women after childbirth, penance, the Eucharist, and dying. The author argues that the changes in ritual made over the course of the century reflect more than theological shifts; ritual was a means of imposing discipline and of making the divine more or less accessible. Church and state cooperated in using ritual as one means of gaining control of the populace.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415113373
ISBN-10: 0415113377
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 19mm)
Pages: 296
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 22-May-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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