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Religious Ceremonies in American Public Life

"The terms “public” and “private” can mean different things in different contexts, and even widely held definitions have changed over time. Further complicating the picture, U.S. citizens have long debated the proper role for religion in public life, and reached radically different conclusions. ..." – By Joseph W. Williams

Lived Ancient Religions

""Lived ancient religion" offers a new perspective on ancient religion. It shares the priority on ritual of many studies from the late 19th century onward but reconstructs ancient religion not as a set of rules or coherent system but a dynamic field of change and tradition..." – By Jörg Rüpke

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