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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.
|1||Mourning the Dead||28|
|3||Mourning in Other Contexts||97|
|4||The Constraints on Mourning Rites||111|
|5||The Sanctioned Mixing of Mourning and Rejoicing||124|
|Index of Biblical References||163|