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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 Ritualist uses mathematical magic to manipulate dark matter in the universe.
The innovator is reflected in officers who engage in noble cause corruption (Klockars 1985); the ritualist in officers who, as retirement approaches, opt for the security of a desk job; the retreatist in officers with substance abuse problems or those who suffer from extreme forms of work-related stress (e.g., posttraumatic stress disorder [PTSD]); and the rebels in those who allow street justice and a desire for revenge to replace a belief in more laudable goals (see Punch 2000).
Simeon Stylites" and "Johannes Agricola in Meditation." This blend of ritualist poetry and soliloquies allows Newman to create a devotional drama with many speakers, a hybrid that against all odds effectively appealed to Victorians more disposed to reading Tennyson's In Memoriam than Catholic liturgy.
In 1845 the ritualist minister William Bennett argued that church congregations related to their faiths through form: 'a Liturgy is a form known to the congregation--an extempore prayer, a form unknown to the congregation ...
That Stoker moves from his comment about the ritual of the production to the attendance of High Church clergy indicates his awareness of who those members were as well as the ritualist practices that were so much under public scrutiny.
(25) Much like the ritualist who occupies a liminal space during religious ceremonies, the chaupi writer stands in between the two cultures in the conflicted contact zone of coloniality.
But throughout this book Maritain chooses to discuss the pagan ritualist's conception of art and communication almost as if Christianity did not exist.
(Esther) Broner, the novelist, poet, playwright and ritualist, perhaps best known as the inventor of the women's seder and co-author of The Women's Haggadah.
Leonin writes: "I am not a practicing Catholic but I am an ardent ritualist." This is evident in her ability to explore and offer up the many angles and undercurrents of conversation, street scenes, musical interludes, and her main characters' complicated lives.
Consider also Murray's "Ritualist" model of tragedy re-enacting the universal myth of the "Year-Daemon," as in the "Excursus on the Ritual Forms Preserved in Greek Tragedy," which he contributed to Jane Harrison, Themis: A Study of the Social Origins of Greek Religion (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1912), 341-63.
And the tale of pagan cults and ritualist sacrifice has left her knowing what Lydia should do with her errant screen husband.
But the colour plate of St Peter, London Docks, with its entirely alien attraction of stumpy arches, bricks jostling white stone and black slate, a towering rood loft theatrical against a glittering rose window, comes to human life with Stevens Curl's narrative of its ritualist incumbent and founder.