Religions in Play: Games, Rituals, and Virtual Worlds

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Philippe Bornet, Maya Burger
Theologischer Verlag Zürich, 2012 - 351 pages
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Often dismissed as "not serious," the notion of play has nevertheless been at the centre of classical theories of religion and ritual (Huizinga, Caillois, Turner, Staal, etc.). What can be retained of those theories for the contemporary study of religions? Can a study of "play" or "game" bring new perspectives for the study of religions? The book deals with the history of games and their relation to religions, the links between divination and games, the relations between sport and ritual, the pedagogical functions of games in religious education, and the interaction between games, media and religions. Richly illustrated, the book contributes to the study of religions, to ritual, game and media studies, and addresses an academic as well as a general public. Philippe Bornet, Dr. Phil., born in 1977, is Lecturer in the Study of Religion at the Faculty of Lettres of the University of Lausanne, with focus on the history of interrelations between India and Europe. Maya Burger is Professor of Indian Studies and History of Religions at the Faculty of Arts of the University of Lausanne, Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations.
 

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Philippe Bornet
15
Ulrich Schéidler
23
Valerie Cangemi and Alain Corbellari
49
Philippe Bornet
61
Climb the Ladder Draw the Future Hit the Bingo
83
Maya Burger
117
T hierry Wendling
143
Kathryn McClymond
155
Ute Hllisken
177
Florence Pasche Guignard
197
Michael Zogry
221
Oliver Steffen
249
Fabian PerliniPfister
275
Julian Kllicklich
295
Daria PezzoliOlgiati
309
Contributors
335

Reflections on the Nature of Ritual
161

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