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Memory As Re-Vision: The Religious Significance Of Ritual, Liturgy, Rhetoric, And Modern Literature, Jessica A. Moore Jan 2009

Memory As Re-Vision: The Religious Significance Of Ritual, Liturgy, Rhetoric, And Modern Literature, Jessica A. Moore

Undergraduate Honors Theses

While much wrk has been done n the significance of the ritual acts themselves (concerning identity,freedom from bondage, return from exile, new covenants, and sacrificial cleansing), the important role of remembering as a religiously beneficial process deserves more attention. The act of remembering is inextricably connected to Judeo-Christian ritual and to religious ritual more generally. It is no less a part of the liturgy and rhetoric of these traditions. The mediation of memory through remembrance functions as the key to the connection between the divine and these three aspects of worship employed by practitioners.

The recognizable importance of remembering ...