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Götter auf Erden : Hethitische Rituale aus Sicht historischer Religionsanthropologie

Peter, Heike LU (2004) In Lund studies in African and Asian religions 14.
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Den här avhandlingen sätter forskningen om hettitiska ritualer in i en bredare kontext av historisk religionsantropologi. Med sin teoretiska bas i Pierre Bourdieus praxisteori undersöker den dels hur diskursen om hettitiska ritualer och religion har förts inom hettitologi och religionshistoria, dels hur en alternativ diskurs om de så kallade ”besvärjelseritualer” kan föras. Tre hettitiska ritualer presenteras och analyseras utifrån praxisteorin varvid fokus riktas på hur relationerna mellan ritualagenterna, d.v.s. människor, gudar, djur och ting gestaltas och hierarkiseras om och om igen och på olika sätt. Den rituella praktiken kontrasteras alltså mot antaganden av konstanta trossystem, och... (More)
Popular Abstract in Swedish

Den här avhandlingen sätter forskningen om hettitiska ritualer in i en bredare kontext av historisk religionsantropologi. Med sin teoretiska bas i Pierre Bourdieus praxisteori undersöker den dels hur diskursen om hettitiska ritualer och religion har förts inom hettitologi och religionshistoria, dels hur en alternativ diskurs om de så kallade ”besvärjelseritualer” kan föras. Tre hettitiska ritualer presenteras och analyseras utifrån praxisteorin varvid fokus riktas på hur relationerna mellan ritualagenterna, d.v.s. människor, gudar, djur och ting gestaltas och hierarkiseras om och om igen och på olika sätt. Den rituella praktiken kontrasteras alltså mot antaganden av konstanta trossystem, och bidrar till en kritisk reflektion över religionsbegreppet. (Less)
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This thesis deals with the recent discourse about Hittite ritual and religion and assumes an alternative approach. It analyses how the most important researchers in the fields of Hittitology and History of Religions, who have been working with Hittite rituals and religion, describe and explain the rituals. Their implicit or explicit theories underlying the discourse are explored. The restraining effects of these theories on the treatment of the text material are discussed. The study examines the hypothesis that the evolutionistic approach to ritual and religion is still alive and that a different theoretical strategy showing the necessity to make theory explicit is needed. An historical anthropological view is applied based on Pierre... (More)
This thesis deals with the recent discourse about Hittite ritual and religion and assumes an alternative approach. It analyses how the most important researchers in the fields of Hittitology and History of Religions, who have been working with Hittite rituals and religion, describe and explain the rituals. Their implicit or explicit theories underlying the discourse are explored. The restraining effects of these theories on the treatment of the text material are discussed. The study examines the hypothesis that the evolutionistic approach to ritual and religion is still alive and that a different theoretical strategy showing the necessity to make theory explicit is needed. An historical anthropological view is applied based on Pierre Bourdieu’s Theory of Practice. This theory is used both to analyse the recent discourse and the Hittite text material. Three so-called “magic” rituals are presented and interpreted with the focus on the relationships between humans and gods. The Thesis elaborates on how the space is ritualised and relationships between all ritual figures, i.e. humans, animals, deities, and things, are shaped and hierarchized. By using the strategy of Historical Anthropology of Religions and by focusing on the interactions of human beings instead of the heavenly realm of gods, this thesis offers a perspective for clarifying the ritual dynamics. (Less)
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  • Mag art Podemann Sørensen, Jørgen, Köpenhamn
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Thesis
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keywords
Historical Anthropology of Religions, Ancient Anatolia, “Magic Rituals”, Pierre Bourdieu, Practice Theory, Ritual Studies, History of Religions, Historical Anthropology, Theology, Teologi
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Lund studies in African and Asian religions
volume
14
pages
288 pages
publisher
Almqvist & Wiksell International
defense location
Carolinasalen, Kungshuset, Lundagård
defense date
2004-05-14 10:15
ISSN
0284-8651
ISBN
91-22-02074-8
language
German
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yes
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2007-05-25 14:56:34
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  author       = {Peter, Heike},
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  school       = {Lund University},
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  title        = {Götter auf Erden : Hethitische Rituale aus Sicht historischer Religionsanthropologie},
  volume       = {14},
  year         = {2004},
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