Biblical Mourning: Ritual and Social Dimensions

Biblical Mourning: Ritual and Social Dimensions

by Saul M. Olyan
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199264864

ISBN-13: 9780199264865

Pub. Date: 02/01/2004

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


A comprehensive analysis of the ritual dimensions of biblical mourning rites, this book also seeks to illuminate mourning's social dimensions through engagement with anthropological discussion of mourning, from Hertz and van Gennep to contemporaries such as Metcalf and Huntington and Bloch and Parry.  See more details below

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A comprehensive analysis of the ritual dimensions of biblical mourning rites, this book also seeks to illuminate mourning's social dimensions through engagement with anthropological discussion of mourning, from Hertz and van Gennep to contemporaries such as Metcalf and Huntington and Bloch and Parry.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199264865
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
02/01/2004
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 5.50(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
1. Mourning the Dead
2. Petitionary Mourning
3. Mourning in Other Contexts
4. The Constraints on Mourning Rites
5. The Sanctioned Mixing of Mourning and Rejoicing
Conclusion

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