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Artistry and Aesthetics in Modern and Postmodern Worship  

Don Saliers

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Feb 2014
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Feb 2014
Worship and its practices occupy a central place in every religious tradition, from Christianity and Judaism to Buddhism and Hinduism. Understanding aesthetics in religion requires paying ... More

Dance as a Way of Being Religious  

Anne-Marie (Anjali) Gaston and Tony Gaston

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Feb 2014
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Feb 2014
Dance has accompanied religious ceremonies and sacred rites since prehistoric times. Most religions have included dance as part of worship at some period or in some places. However, ... More

Dramatic Ways of Being Religious  

Larry D. Bouchard

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Feb 2014
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Feb 2014
The history of drama and performance often overlaps with histories of religious practice, belief, experience, and thought. This chapter surveys such histories and gives consideration to ... More

Performance  

Axel Michaels and William S. Sax

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Nov 2016
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Jun 2017
This chapter reviews prominent theories of ‘performance’ and ‘performativity’ and compares them to theories of ritual. It begins with important theories of performativity in language, and ... More

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