Interreligious Relations and the Negotiation of Ritual Boundaries

Explorations in Interrituality

  • Marianne¬†Moyaert

Part of the Interreligious Studies in Theory and Practice book series (INSTTP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Marianne Moyaert
    Pages 57-59
  3. Mar Griera
    Pages 83-85
  4. Marianne Moyaert
    Pages 87-106
  5. Elisabeth Arweck
    Pages 107-109
  6. Nina Fischer
    Pages 133-135
  7. Jackie Feldman
    Pages 155-157
  8. Joris Geldhof
    Pages 173-177
  9. Mark A. Godin
    Pages 197-199
  10. Alana M. Vincent
    Pages 223-225
  11. James W. Farwell
    Pages 245-247
  12. Elisabeth Arweck
    Pages 249-268
  13. Bram Colijn
    Pages 269-270
  14. Kevin Schilbrack
    Pages 271-289
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 291-296

About this book


This volume explores the ways in which interreligious encounters happen ritually. Drawing upon theology, philosophy, political sciences, anthropology, sociology, and liturgical studies, the contributors examine different concrete cases of interrituality. After an introductory chapter explaining the phenomenon of interrituality, readers learn about government-sponsored public events in Spain, the ritual life of mixed families in China and the UK. We meet Buddhist and Christian monks in Kentucky and are introduced to rituals of protest in Jerusalem. Other chapters take us to shared pilgrimage sites in the Mediterranean and explore the ritual challenges of Israeli tour guides of Christian pilgrims. The authors challenges readers to consider scriptural reasoning as a liturgical practice and to inquire into the (in)felicitous nature of rituals of reconciliation. This volume demonstrates the importance of understanding the many contexts in which interrituality happens and shows how ritual boundaries are perpetually under negotiation. 


Interreligious studies religious rituals interfaith sacred sites theology diversity

Editors and affiliations

  • Marianne¬†Moyaert
    • 1
  1. 1.Vrije Universiteit AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands

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