Ritual Studies is an interdisciplinary field where scholars from all kinds of disciplines examine rituals, adding to ritual theory. Scholars agree broadly that ritual always change, which we call ritual dynamics.
Mark Beumer deposited Gerard Lukken herzien. Van inculturatie naar culturatie en weer terug. Een pleidooi voor een Lukken-Hoondert model in the group Ritual Studies on Humanities Commons 6 days, 22 hours ago
This article argues for a critical evaluation of Gerard Lukken’s concept of inculturation, which he tried to adapt to culturation, but still returned to inculturation asdominant concept. Further it will be argued that Lukkens’ model is obsolete and sould therefore be adapted into a new concept: the Lukken-Hoondert model.
Mark Beumer deposited Hygieia. Identity, Cult and Reception in the group Ritual Studies on Humanities Commons 1 week ago
This article examines the Greek goddess Hygieia by looking at her identity, cult status in the ancient world and subsequent scholarly reception. Should she be viewed as a goddess or a personification? By studying Hygieia primarily as a concept of health within ancient medicine, as well as a personification and a goddess, it will be argued that…[Read more]
Mark Beumer deposited The Foundation of Anthropology to Ritual Studies in the group Ritual Studies on Humanities Commons 1 week ago
The present paper aims to investigate the role of anthropology in the development of Ritual Studies as an inter-disciplinary platform, with a focus on ritual dynamics by using a historiographic description, focusing on thetransition of Greco-Roman to Christian culture. This study attempts to shed light not only on the contributionof anthropology…[Read more]