He challenged Catholicism to change from a religion of coercion to a religion of freedom, from fear to love, from legalism to personalism, from triumphalism to humanism, from authoritarianism to democracy, from ritualism
to service, from dogmatism to openness, and from brutal discipline to compassion and mercy.
Professor Chow attempts to understand ritualism
in both its "intellectualist" and its "functionalist" senses, that is, as the statement of a world view and as socially integrative group performance.
In his study of Eastwood's work and career, Smith follows a chronological pattern taking us from the spaghetti-western period of ritualism
on the screen through all of the phases, forms, and genres of his films over the years.
Ronald Horton's 1982 British Literature for Christian Schools: The Modern Tradition, 1688 to the Present sets the tone when he says the Anglican Church is "dead in ritualism
and rationalism and serves mainly a ceremonial function.
Few other sports share the global interest, elaborate showmanship and the popularity of K-1, along with the deep spirituality and ritualism
practiced over centuries by millions of martial artists.
It does so by containing narcissistic phenomena in what they call the "offertorium," a concept they take from Christian ritualism
that denotes a reflective space for sacred objects.
Goffman's very first paper is called "Symbols of Class Status," and there you can see the combination of Durkeimian ritualism
and the empirical topics of American sociology.
39) Both appear, at least to the mind of a reader uninitiated to the intricacies of ritualism
, to characterize Master Kong as a pedantic person--provided, of course, that one accepts the usual ascription.
Take that away, and one has ideologically driven ritualism
rather than worship of a God whose glory is seen in the disfigured body on the cross .
However, for White, Wollstonecraft's emphasis on a genuine, spontaneous sensibility that tore through the pious frauds of both religious ritualism
and female sentimentality not only consistently animates her thought but also transforms the whole of Godwin's later texts.
Unlike other sects of Buddhism, which condemn ritualism
and worldliness, the tantric sect revolves around rituals and magical traditions.
Scholars from Owen Chadwick to John Reed have tended to focus on the devotionalism and ritualism
of the Tractarians and their Anglo-Catholic progeny.