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Material religion: the journal of objects, art and belief

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ISSN: 1751-8342


Founded in 2005, this academic journal is an international, peer-reviewed journal and appears four times a year. Concerned with all material aspects of religion in all periods and all parts of the world, it gives much space to religion in museums. It explores how religion happens in material culture - images, devotional and liturgical objects, architecture and sacred space, works of arts and mass-produced artifacts. No less important than these material forms are the many different practices that put them to work. Ritual, communication, ceremony, instruction, meditation, propaganda, pilgrimage, display, magic, liturgy and interpretation constitute many of the practices whereby religious material culture constructs the worlds of belief.


religion belief custom rite ritual magic material culture nov2017

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