Bridging the Gap: Ritual and Ritual Texts in the Bible
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Gerald Klingbeil's Bridging the Gap is intended to introduce university and seminary students and scholars to the neglected field of ritual studies, particularly within the larger context of biblical and theological studies. At the same time, Klingbeil hopes to further the discussion by interacting with numerous scholars in the field, providing an extensive bibliography of relevant works. He defines the basic terms used in ritual studies and explains the concepts involved in interpreting biblical ritual. He offers a broad history of the study of biblical ritual, beginning with the critiques of ritual found in the Old Testament prophetic books and surveying attitudes toward ritual down to modern times. Drawing on the fields of anthropology and sociology, as well as his decade of work in the field, Klingbeil presents a comprehensive reading strategy for biblical ritual texts. In addition, he explores connections between ritual studies and theological research. This ground-breaking study promises to generate discussion about biblical ritual and provides an excellent introduction to this growing field of study for students and scholars.

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 304
Vendor: Eisenbrauns
ISBN: 157506801X
ISBN-13: 9781575068015

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