The ambivalence of ritual in violence : Orthodox Christian perspectives

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dc.contributor.author Simion, Marian G.
dc.date.accessioned 2017-08-15T10:46:07Z
dc.date.available 2017-08-15T10:46:07Z
dc.date.issued 2017-04-28
dc.description Dr Simion is participating in the research project, ‘Political Theology’, directed by Dr Tanya van Wyk, Department of Dogmatics and Christian Ethics, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract This article demonstrates that ritual plays an ambivalent role in the interaction between religion and violence. Ritual triggers and gives meaning to violence, or it enforces peace and coexistence. The first part of the article defines the ambivalence of ritual in the context of violence. The second part surveys standard rituals of peace and violence from Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam. The third part focuses on the ambivalent nature of Orthodox Christian rituals. en_ZA
dc.description.department Dogmatics and Christian Ethics en_ZA
dc.description.librarian am2017 en_ZA
dc.description.uri http://www.hts.org.za en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Simion, M.G., 2017, ‘The ambivalence of ritual in violence: Orthodox Christian perspectives’, HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies 73(3), a4526. https://DOI.org/ 10.4102/hts.v73i3.4526. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0259-9422 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2072-8050 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.4102/hts.v73i3.4526
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/61656
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher AOSIS Open Journals en_ZA
dc.rights © 2017. The Authors. Licensee: AOSIS. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License. en_ZA
dc.subject Rituals en_ZA
dc.subject Religion en_ZA
dc.subject Violence en_ZA
dc.subject Orthodox Christian en_ZA
dc.title The ambivalence of ritual in violence : Orthodox Christian perspectives en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA


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