Ritual Words and Narrative Worlds in the Book of Leviticus

Ritual Words and Narrative Worlds in the Book of Leviticus

eBook - 2009
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This book argues that literary features and ritual dynamics within the book of Leviticus enlighten each other. € The first two chapters establish that one may read Leviticus as a coherent literary work and define the genre of Leviticus as "narrativized ritual," a complex blending of descriptive narrative and prescriptive ritual. € In conversation with Catherine Bell, they present several aspects of the text that are ritualized and show how this ritualization implies a negotiation of power relations among participants. € The third and fourth chapters examine the first half of Lev.
Publisher: London ; New York : T & T Clark, ©2009
ISBN: 9780567513038
0567513033
9781283200202
1283200201
9780567027139
0567027139
Characteristics: 1 online resource (vi, 182 pages)

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