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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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The Okumkpo masquerade embodies three areas such as ritualism, empirical symbolism and illusion.
It has to be emphasized, however, that by renouncing idol worship and empty ritualism Lal Ded did not reject the concept of religious affiliations.
As a sociologist who has worked as a regulator and conducted empirical research, Braithwaite is perhaps the only regulation theorist who recognises, and describes in more than a cursory way, the problems of ritualism and red tape.
Jane Ellen Harrison's "Handmaiden No More": Victorian Ritualism and the Fine Arts.
In modern corporate culture, ritualism is reflected in the cubicle-bound office employee who, while no longer enamored by the prospects of wealth and status, "goes through the motions" with one eye on the clock.
On the important relationships among ritualism, bridal identity, and consumerism, see for example, Howard, Brides, Inc.
For example, studies of the aftermath of the Oxford Movement tend to fold reconciliation into the rise of modern concepts of liberal tolerance and accounts of the turn towards ritualism in poetry, approaches that smooth over the startling inflexibility of Newman's ideas about the afterlife over the years and across a major conversion.
High Commissioner Kantha also highlighted the core ideals of Swami Vivekananda such as religious universalism and ideas of service to the people, rejection of ritualism, sectarianism, bigotry and fanaticism.
Subsequent chapters deal with ritualism, cults, and the notion of evil, and describe cultural, biological, psychological, and sociological frameworks for understanding killers.
The code consists of a language full of symbolism, historical references and ritualism.
As a cultural act, its initial ascription to Khmer/Brahmanical ritualism was rejected and a Thai historical precedent invented for it.
The apparently innocuous standard religious beliefs and practices containing ingrained, but unrecognized, belligerence are: singularity, proselytism, anthropocentricism, male authority, power, ritualism, and imperviousness.