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.

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.

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.