Abstract This article offers the results of research in which two theological fields cooperated in order to investigate one specific repertoire of liturgical rituals. From the perspective of both Liturgical Studies, and its focus on the functioning of ritual within its cultural context, and Old Testament Studies, and a focus on how biblical critics understand certain rituals described in the Priestly texts in the Pentateuch, ritual burning and slaughtering in an AIC was studied. Ritual Studies is beginning to play a much more prominent role in the engagement with books such as Leviticus and Numbers and also in Liturgical Studies, and this article is an example of how these two disciplines can fruitfully cooperate in the study of liturgical rituals in an AIC in South Africa.
Religion and Theology – Brill
Published: Jan 1, 2012
Keywords: Liturgical Studies; Old Testament; Ritual Studies; Liturgical inculturation; priestly texts; red heifer; Numbers 19; rites of riddance; African Independent Church; Corinthian Church of South Africa
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