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Teaching Ritual$
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Catherine Bell

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780195176452

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176452.001.0001

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 Ritual Performance and Ritual Practice: Teaching the Multiple Forms and Dimensions of Ritual

 Ritual Performance and Ritual Practice: Teaching the Multiple Forms and Dimensions of Ritual

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Teaching Ritual
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Linda Ekstrom

Richard D. Hecht (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176452.003.0019

This chapter reflects upon the chapter's authors' experience in teaching a course on religion and contemporary art, and how they seek to help students understand the ritual dimensions of religion and contemporary art practice. The chapter considers two rituals, one from the celebration for the feast day of the Virgin of Guadalupe and the other a performance by two art students. The chapter attempts to understand these two very different ritual forms through a series of theoretical frames drawn from the study of religion and the interpretation of contemporary art. The ritual practices of three well-known contemporary artists — Guillermo Gómez-Peña, Liza Lou, and Marina Abramovic — are discussed. The works of these artists are strikingly different, but each holds together, in practice and form, the transcendence and immanence of the sacred, and their work expands the range and breadth of the understanding of ritual.

Keywords:   teaching, religion, contemporary art, ritual, Guillermo Gómez-Peña, Liza Lou, Marina Abramovic

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