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Human Rites: The Power of Rituals, Habits, and Sacraments

Format: Digital
, 2019
ISBN: 9781467452625


What are we doing when we gather around the sacraments— or when we make the same breakfast every morning? Embodying rituals, says Dru Johnson. And until we understand what we’re doing and why, we won’t know how these rituals work, what they mean, or how we might adapt them.

In Human Rites Johnson considers the concept of ritual as seen in Scripture and its role in shaping our thinking. He colorfully illustrates both the mundane and the sacred rituals that penetrate all of life, offering not only a helpful introduction to rituals but also a framework for understanding them. As he unpacks how rituals pervade every area of our lives, Johnson suggests biblical ways to focus our use of rituals, habits, and sacraments so that we can see the world more truly through them.

  • Explores the way in which rituals become meaningful
  • Helps readers build a ritual toolbox
  • Provides a guide to analyzing rituals

Our Ritualed World

  • More than Mind Games
  • Guided by Voices

Our Ritual Guides

  • Priestly Monkeys Banging on Their Ritual Typewriters
  • All Journeys Have a Secret Destination

When Rites Go Wrong

  • When Rites Go Dark
  • When Rites Go Flimsy

Rituals in Christian Religion

  • Getting Some Distance from Our Sacraments
  • Avoiding the Ethical Rif
  • Riting Our Wrongs
  • Practicing Safe Ritual Improvisation
  • Title: Human Rites: The Power of Rituals, Habits, and Sacraments
  • Author: Dru Johnson
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Print Publication Date: 2019
  • Logos Release Date: 2019
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subjects: Rites and ceremonies; Ritual; Sacraments
  • ISBN: 9781467452625
  • Resource ID: LLS:9781467452625
  • Resource Type: Monograph
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2020-01-10T01:05:54Z

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About Dru Johnson

Dru Johnson (Ph.D. University of Saint Andrews–Scotland) is associate professor of biblical and theological studies at The King’s College in New York City. He is currently a research fellow in the Logos Institute at the University of St Andrews (Scotland) and formerly the co-chair for the Hebrew Bible and Philosophy program unit in the Society of Biblical Literature. He has taught in Western Kenya, Guatemala, and Brazil. He is currently ordained in the Evangelical Presbyterian Church and worships at Comunidade Cristã Presbiteriana in Newark, NJ.