By Bonna D. Wescoat
During this booklet, a wonderful group of authors explores the way in which area, position, structure, and formality have interaction to build sacred adventure within the ancient cultures of the jap Mediterranean. Essays tackle primary concerns and contours that allow structures to accomplish as spiritually transformative areas in old Greek, Roman, Jewish, early Christian, and Byzantine civilizations. jointly they show the a number of ways that works of structure and their settings have been lively brokers within the ritual strategy. structure didn't purely host occasions; fairly, it magnified and increased them, interacting with rituals facilitating the development of rite. This ebook examines relatively the ways that rules and events generated by way of the interplay of position, outfitted setting, ritual motion, and reminiscence contributed to the cultural formula of the sacred adventure in numerous non secular faiths
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Hutton 2005a; Pretzler 2007. Elsner 1995, pp. 125–58, esp. 144; Rutherford 2001; Hutton 2005b. 30. , Pirenne-Delforge 2006, a subtle discussion. , Mylonopoulos 2008. Renfrew, 1985, p. 3. Hawkes 1954, pp. 161–2; Renfrew 1985, p. 1. Renfrew 1985, p. 1. Renfrew 1985, p. 14. Nikolaidou, 2007, p. 183. 37. See Buc, 2001, p. ” It is worth noting that there have since the 1980s been a series of substantive contributions to the ritualization of power – which may often draw on religious precedents but need not.
In the historical disciplines – especially classical archaeology and the study of medieval art – we are fortunate in the ritual-centeredness of many of our surviving texts that make any mention of images. 28 But if Pausanias was indeed a repetitive pilgrim with his text itself a ritualized version of his travels,29 then it is hardly surprising if his record is weighted in that direction. 30 Other sources, like Pliny the Elder, have very little interest in ritual as it relates to works of art. ” Optimism and Pessimism.
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Architecture of the sacred : space, ritual, and experience from classical Greece to Byzantium by Bonna D. Wescoat