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Description - Liturgy Wars by Theodore M. Vial

The nineteenth century was a period of intense religious conflict across Europe, as people confronted the major changes brought by modernity. In Zurich, one phase of this religious conflict was played out in a struggle over revisions to the ritual of baptism. In its analysis of the Zurich conflict, Liturgy Wars offers a strategy for understanding the links between theology, ritual, and socio-politics. Theodore M. Vial offers a new perspective on contemporary ritual studies - and critiques the cognivist approaches of Lawson and McCauley, as well as Catherine Bell's analysis of power and the body - by reintergrating the imporatance of speech acts into considerations of ritual.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415966986
ISBN-10: 0415966981
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 8-Jan-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Theodore M. Vial

Theodore M. Vial is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Virginia Wesleyan College. He has published in Numen and the Harvard Theological Review. He co-edited Ethical Monotheism, Past and Present: Essays in Honor of Wendell S. Dietrich, and contributed the chapter on "Church and State in Schleiermacher's Thought" to The Cambridge Companion to Friedrich Schleiermacher. Series Editors: Frank Reynolds and Winnifred Fallers Sullivan

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