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Ritual Dynamic Structure Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 398
ISBN: 9781593332297
Pub Date: 01 Jan 2004
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Series: Gorgias Studies in Religion
Description:
The present work takes up the neglected quest for a theory of ritual and methodology of analysis that recognizes and traces the contours of ritual dynamic structure. The resulting fresh approach provides a controlled framework for interpreting rituals belonging to various cultures and for identifying bases of comparison between them. The first part of ritual dynamic structure builds a theory and definition of ritual and a corresponding methodology for analyzing specific rituals in terms of their activities and the meanings attached to those activities.
Six Months in a Syrian Monastery Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 446
ISBN: 9781593331528
Pub Date: 01 Jan 2004
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Description:
This is an expert description of the Syrian Orthodox Church and all the more important for being practically the only book of its kind, even now. Parry is among the best writers in the genre of ecclesiastical tourism.
The Akītu Festival Cover The Akītu Festival Cover
Format: 
Pages: 236
ISBN: 9781593331580
Pub Date: 01 Jan 2004
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Series: Gorgias Near Eastern Studies
Pages: 232
ISBN: 9781463202651
Pub Date: 13 Mar 2014
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Series: Gorgias Near Eastern Studies
Description:
The akītu festival is one of the oldest recorded religious festivals in the world, celebrated for several millennia throughout ancient Mesopotamia. Yet, the akītu was more than just a religious ceremony; it acted as a political device to ensure the supremacy of the king, the national god, and his capital city. Using tools of social anthropology and ritual analysis, this book presents a detailed reconstruction of the festival events and its attendant rituals to demonstrate how the festival became a propagandistic tool wielded by the monarchy and ruling classes.
The Nestorians or The Lost Tribe Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 358
ISBN: 9781593331542
Pub Date: 01 Jan 2004
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Description:
Grant gives an account of his interactions with the "Nestorians", arguing that they “are indeed the representatives and lineal descendants of the Ten Tribes.” His vivid descriptions of their lives and traditions are a valuable resource on the "Nestorian" Christians in the early 1800s.
Wisdom at Qumran: A Form-Critical Analysis of the Admonitions in 4QInstruction Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781593331597
Pub Date: 01 Jan 2004
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Series: Gorgias Near Eastern Studies
Description:
This study provides background on wisdom forms, the key Qumran sectarian texts, and wisdom studies related to the Dead Sea Scrolls. 4QInstruction includes poetic discourses, hymnic material, and short wisdom sayings and admonitions. A major focus is placed on the admonitions, which are discussed in terms of their structure, wisdom forms, and setting.
Engaging Modernity Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 234
ISBN: 9781853906428
Pub Date: 31 Dec 2003
Imprint: Veritas Books
Description:
Provides a new and much needed appraisal of Ireland's engagement with the phenomenon of modernity. The path we have traveled from being a rural-based, religious, traditional, insular country, to a secular, highly prosperous economic hi-tech centre has brought in its wake both problems and advantages. 'Engaging Modernity' evaluates how in the realms of politics, culture and literature, Ireland has undergone a major paradigm shift.
Miscarriage and Stillbirth Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9781853908101
Pub Date: 31 Dec 2003
Imprint: Veritas Books
Description:
The death of a baby - either near the time of birth or earlier in the pregnancy - and the impact upon the family members requires special insights and care. In the past this unique loss has often gone unacknowledged with parents being encouraged to forget their baby and try again. This book addresses the importance of marking the experience of pregnancy, however short it may have been.
More Liturgies for Post-Primary Schools Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 104
ISBN: 9781853907906
Pub Date: 31 Dec 2003
Imprint: Veritas Books
Description:
More Liturgies for Post-Primary Schools
Values & Ethics Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 118
ISBN: 9781853906589
Pub Date: 31 Dec 2003
Imprint: Veritas Books
Series: Ceifin Conference Papers
Description:
What are the values that we choose to prioritise and live by? What price are we prepared to pay for ethics? Is it enough to rely on the law as the minimum standard of acceptable behaviour?
Mohammed and the Rise of Islam Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 572
ISBN: 9781931956741
Pub Date: 04 Oct 2003
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Description:
Unlike its predecessors, this book does not aim at being either an apology or an indictment of the Prophet of Islam. The author endeavors to do justice to Mohammad's intellectual ability and to regard him with the respectful attitude which his greatness deserves.
Tetraeuangelium Sanctum [Syriac Gospels, A Critical Edition] Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 649
ISBN: 9781931956338
Pub Date: 04 Oct 2003
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Description:
The standard critical edition of the Syriac Peshitta Gospels that satisfies requirements of scholarly research by its sound philological principles.
An Arabic Version of the Acts of the Apostles and the Seven Catholic Epistles Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781593330460
Pub Date: 03 Oct 2003
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Description:
The variety of Arabic versions of the New Testament is bewildering. In this work, Gibson provides one particular text of the Acts of the Apostles, as well as those of the Minor Catholic Epistles, based on an eighth or ninth century manuscript, preserved at the Convent of St. Catharine in Sinai.
Sun and Shield: A Book of Devout Thoughts for Every-day Use Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 508
ISBN: 9781593330637
Pub Date: 03 Oct 2003
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Description:
Sun and Shield is a collection of devotional texts, featuring a unique combination of biblical, Jewish, pagan, Christian, Islamic and modern literary texts. Quotes from a diverse range of authors can be found, such as Goethe, Plutarch and Mohamed.
Die gottesdienstlichen Vortrage der Juden, Historisch entwickelt Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 576
ISBN: 9781593330347
Pub Date: 15 Sep 2003
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Series: Kiraz Jewish Studies Archive
Description:
Leopold Zunz was the founding father of the "Wissenschaft des Judentums." This book deals with biblical interpretation and homiletics from the Bible up to his own time. It is still a standard work.
Genizah Studies in Memory of Doctor Solomon Schechter (Vol 1) Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 596
ISBN: 9781593330354
Pub Date: 15 Sep 2003
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Series: Kiraz Jewish Studies Archive
Description:
This collection includes vol. I: A Midrash and Haggadah, vol. II: Geonic and Early Karatic Halakah, and vol.
Genizah Studies in Memory of Doctor Solomon Schechter (Vol 2) Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 676
ISBN: 9781593330361
Pub Date: 15 Sep 2003
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Series: Kiraz Jewish Studies Archive
Description:
This collection includes vol. I: A Midrash and Haggadah, vol. II: Geonic and Early Karatic Halakah, and vol.