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A close shave with God

Show simple item record Gous, Ignatius G.P. 2013-08-14T06:59:59Z 2013-08-14T06:59:59Z 2004
dc.identifier.citation Gous, I.G.P (2004) A close shave with God. OTE 17/3 (2004), 404-415 en
dc.identifier.issn 10109919
dc.description.abstract This article theorises about the need for rituals in primitive as well as modern societies. From the ongoing resurgence of interest in rituals, the author concludes that the human race is and always will be homo ritualensis. It seems that shaving as a mourning rite was accepted for a very long time in Israel, but that it was later prohibited. The author then discusses Lawson & McCauley's cognitive theory of religious rituals and comes to the conclusion that shaving probably was a religious ritual and that it could be very valuable as a mourning rite, even today. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Old Testament Essays en
dc.title A close shave with God en
dc.type Article en
dc.description.department Biblical and Ancient Studies en

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