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ritualism

1. emphasis, esp exaggerated emphasis, on the importance of rites and ceremonies
2. the study of rites and ceremonies, esp magical or religious ones
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Kapferer stresses that it is important for a full understanding of the rite to listen to how ritualists themselves analyze the complexities of the context which surrounds the performance of any particular rite and how they relate these to their own understandings of the mythology and practice of the ritual.
However, in reality, marriages between Christian men and ritualist women resulting in Christian families are far more numerous.
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The theological change that provided room for the ritualist development was the Oxford Movement's profound revaluation, not to say devaluation, of certain aspects of the sixteenth-century reformations.
Appendix Two presents the figures that underlie this argument: it estimates the percentages of clergy who were anti-ritualist, ritualist, and ultraritualist, broken down by income, age, and Oxford or Cambridge affiliation.
High Church ritualist parishes and priests sanctioned and sponsored the formation of monastic orders, and Anglican sisterhoods were the earliest of these communities.
Orby Shipley, a devoted ritualist who later converted to Roman Catholicism.
The Guild Wars Factions pre-order key also adds one unique item for each of the game's two new professions, the Ritualist and the Assassin, and authorizes the user to play Guild Wars Factions 24 hours before the game's street date in spring 2006.
6) The second was likely a ritualist whose exact identity still remains unclear.
Bright, like his friend Liddon, was a Tractarian more than a ritualist, though also like Liddon, he was a member of the Brotherhood of the Holy Trinity.
The emergence of a ritualist movement within Anglicanism, followed by the public conversion to Roman Catholicism of many of the Church of England's most able theologians, (5) coupled with the restoration of the Roman Catholic hierarchy in England in 1850, brought together a pan-Protestant impetus to protect England, through the eradication of popery in Ireland, from Romish encroachment under any guise: "When you are thinking of the best method of repelling that aggression on our shores which has awakened so deep an interest in every Protestant breast and English heart .
33) Lest any secret Ritualist wriggle out of these strictures, the circular went on in the eighth question to ask whether the candidate's "views of `the truth'" were accurately reflected in books by Evangelical clerics James May and John S.