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3. Ritual and society

3. Ritual and society  

Barry Stephenson

in Ritual: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2015
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Feb 2015
eISBN: 
9780199394432
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199943524.003.0004
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9780199943524
3. Ritual and society
6. The Koran as codex

6. The Koran as codex  

Michael Cook

in The Koran: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2000
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Sep 2013
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9780191776311
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192853448.003.0006
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9780192853448
6. The Koran as codex Abstract There are many ways to present a text. This is influenced by culture and materials. ‘The Koran as codex’ examines how the Koran was first assembled and how it is presented today. The leaves of a Koran in the early Islamic period were papyrus or parchment. After the middle of the eighth century, paper would have been used. What does it mean to say that the Koran is a sacred book? The text contained is sacred, but so is the book itself. There are many practical difficulties that arise from this. How should an
Introduction: defining paganism

Introduction: defining paganism  

Owen Davies

in Paganism: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
May 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191777110
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10.1093/actrade/9780199235162.003.0001
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9780199235162
Introduction: defining paganism
7. The Mormon world

7. The Mormon world  

Richard Lyman Bushman

in Mormonism: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2008
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Sep 2013
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9780199365562
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10.1093/actrade/9780195310306.003.0007
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9780195310306
7. The Mormon world
5. From darkness to light

5. From darkness to light  

Andreas Önnerfors

in Freemasonry: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2017
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Aug 2017
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9780191837364
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10.1093/actrade/9780198796275.003.0005
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5. From darkness to light Live performance of ritual constitutes the centrepiece of activities in freemasonry and is one of the defining features that distinguish it from the majority of other associations. The rituals of freemasonry developed during the 18th and 19th centuries and have since remained unchanged in their general design. Masonic rituals take place inside (and partly outside) the lodge according to a more or less predefined script (the ritual text) as a dramatizing performance in ritual and real time—much like a musical score and a concert, or a play and its performance. Rituals fulfil three major functions:
6. How should the agnostic live?

6. How should the agnostic live?  

Robin Le Poidevin

in Agnosticism: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2010
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777684
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10.1093/actrade/9780199575268.003.0007
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6. How should the agnostic live?
Introduction

Introduction  

Barry Stephenson

in Ritual: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2015
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Feb 2015
eISBN: 
9780199394432
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10.1093/actrade/9780199943524.003.0001
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Introduction
1. Ritualization

1. Ritualization  

Barry Stephenson

in Ritual: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2015
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Feb 2015
eISBN: 
9780199394432
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199943524.003.0002
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1. Ritualization
5. Definitions, types, domains

5. Definitions, types, domains  

Barry Stephenson

in Ritual: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2015
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Feb 2015
eISBN: 
9780199394432
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199943524.003.0006
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9780199943524
5. Definitions, types, domains
2. The Etruscan language

2. The Etruscan language  

Christopher Smith

in The Etruscans: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
May 2014
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May 2014
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9780191779817
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10.1093/actrade/9780199547913.003.0003
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9780199547913
2. The Etruscan language Abstract ‘The Etruscan language’ describes what we know about the language of the Etruscans and how much we can decipher about them from their language. Etruscan is not an Indo-European language. Almost all Etruscan we see now survives as inscriptions on stone, metal, painted surface, or pottery. However, the inscriptions that exist only get us so far in understanding this culture. It mostly appears as dedications although there are some longer inscriptions, and some important bilingual inscriptions. Etruscan books on ritual matters were consulted outside Etruria but none has survived. ). (On the whole, Etruscan inscriptions

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