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This section presents a list of terms and empirical studies in theology relevant to the book Discourse in Ritual Studies . The book comprises three parts that invite the reader to take a closer look at the theoretical, empirical and hermeneutic aspects of the action approach to ritual studies. The first part outlines a variety of theories of ritual action. The second part of the book deals with perspectives of empirical theological research into rites and ritual. The third part comprises hermeneutic reflection on some normative core issues in ritual studies. The practice of ritual is considered from both an ethical and a dogmatic point of view.

Keywords: empirical studies; ritual studies; theology



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