Biblical Mourning: Ritual and Social Dimensions (Hardcover)

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A comprehensive analysis of the ritual dimensions of biblical mourning rites, this book also seeks to illuminate mourning's social dimensions through engagement with anthropological discussion of mourning, from Hertz and van Gennep to contemporaries such as Metcalf and Huntington and Bloch and Parry.

About the Author

Saul M. Olyan is Professor of Judaic Studies and Religious Studies at Brown University.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780199264865
ISBN-10: 0199264864
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date: March 25th, 2004
Pages: 184
Language: English