Liturgy Wars: Ritual Theory and Protestant Reform in Nineteenth-Century Zurich

Liturgy Wars: Ritual Theory and Protestant Reform in Nineteenth-Century Zurich

by Theodore M. Vial

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Overview

The nineteenth century was a period of intense religious conflict across Europe, as people confronted the major changes brought by modernity. In Zurich, one phase of this religious conflict was played out in a struggle over revisions to the ritual of baptism. In its analysis of the Zurich conflict, Liturgy Wars offers a strategy for understanding the links between theology, ritual, and socio-politics. Theodore M. Vial offers a new perspective on contemporary ritual studies - and critiques the cognivist approaches of Lawson and McCauley, as well as Catherine Bell's analysis of power and the body - by reintergrating the imporatance of speech acts into considerations of ritual.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781135886912
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 03/01/2004
Series: Religion in History, Society and Culture
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 192
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Theodore M. Vial is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Virginia Wesleyan College. He has published in Numen and the Harvard Theological Review. He co-edited Ethical Monotheism, Past and Present: Essays in Honor of Wendell S. Dietrich, and contributed the chapter on "Church and State in Schleiermacher's Thought" to The Cambridge Companion to Friedrich Schleiermacher.
Series Editors: Frank Reynolds and Winnifred Fallers Sullivan

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