Ritual and Conversion

Bell, Catherine. Ritual: Perspectives and Dimensions. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997.

Bell, Catherine. Ritual Theory, Ritual Practice. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1992.

Bell, Catherine, ed. Teaching Ritual. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007.

Cuneo, Terence. Ritualized Faith: Essays on the Philosophy of Liturgy. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2016.

Dix, Gregory. The Shape of the Liturgy. New York: Seabury Press, 1983.

Duggan, Robert D. Conversion and the Catechumenate. Mahwah, NJ: Paulist Pr., 1984.

Finn, Thomas. From Death to Rebirth: Ritual and Conversion in Antiquity. New York: Paulist Press, 1997.

Finn, Thomas. “It Happened One Saturday Night: Ritual and Conversion in Augustine’s North Africa.” Journal of the American Academy of Religion 58 (1990): 589–616.

Hughes, Graham.Worship As Meaning: A Liturgical Theology for Late Modernity. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003.

Humphrey, Carolyn, and James Laidlaw. The Archetypal Actions of Ritual. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1994.

Johnson, Maxwell E. The Rites of Christian Initiation: Their Evolution and Interpretation. Collegeville, MN: The Liturgical Press, 2007.

Louth, Andrew. "Fiunt, Non Nascuntur Christiani: Conversion, Community, and Christian Identity in Late Antiquity." In Being Christian in Late Antiquity: A Festschrift for Gillian Clark, edited by Carol Harrison, Caroline Humfress, and Isabella Sandwell, 109–118. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014.

McCall, Richard D. Do This: Liturgy as Performance. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 2007

McGowan, Andrew B.  Ancient Christian Worship: Early Church Practices in Social, Historical, and Theological Perspectives. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2014.

Miller, Daniel. “An Elegant Sufficiency: Symbol and Gesture in Christian Initiation.” Catechumenate: A Journal of Christian Initiation 24, no. 6 (November 2002): 2–13.

Mills, Kenneth, and Anthony Grafton. Conversion: Old Worlds and New. Rochester, NY: University of Rochester Press, 2003. 

Mills, Kenneth, and Anthony Grafton. Conversion in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages: Seeing and Believing. Rochester, NY: University of Rochester Press, 2003.

O’Donnell, Emma. Remembering the Future: The Experience of Time in Jewish and Christian Liturgy. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2015.

Saxer, Victor. Les rites de l’initiation chrétienne du IIe au VIe siècle. Esquisse historique et signification d’après leurs principaux témoins. Spoleto, 1988.

Smith, James K. A.  Imagining the Kingdom: How Worship Works. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2013.

Smith, Gordon T. Beginning Well: Christian Conversion and Authentic Transformation. Downers Grove: IVP, 2001.

Smith, Gordon T. Transforming Conversion: Rethinking the Language and Contours of Christian Initiation. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2010.

Taliaferro, Charles. “Ritual and Christian Philosophy.” In Thinking through Rituals, edited by Kevin Schilbrack, 238–50. New York: Routledge, 2004. 

Turner, Victor. The Ritual Process: Structure and Anti-Structure. 1966; repr., London: Routledge, 1996).

Wolterstorff, Nicholas.  Acting Liturgically: Philosophical Reflections on Religious Practice. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018.