ritualist


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rit·u·al·ist

 (rĭch′o͞o-ə-lĭst)
n.
1. An authority on or a student of ritual.
2. One who practices or advocates the observance of ritual.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ritualist - an advocate of strict observance of ritualistic forms
advocate, advocator, exponent, proponent - a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea
2.ritualist - a social anthropologist who is expert on rites and ceremonies
cultural anthropologist, social anthropologist - an anthropologist who studies such cultural phenomena as kinship systems
Translations

ritualist

[ˈrɪtjʊəlɪst] Nritualista mf

ritualist

nRitualist(in) m(f); (= expert)Ritualienforscher(in) m(f)
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It is this ability that the Adura, the senior ritualist, utilizes as his own identity merges during the rite with that of Oddisa.
It is thus not a mere coincidence that the ritual that emphasizes the mother-child tie is also the ritual that is central to Karen tradition and authenticity,(6) at least by ritualist Karen.
Whether trying to convince impassioned, iconoclastic evangelical students that I was not a moribund ritualist, or to show Roman Catholic students who had had little exposure to the liturgies of other Christians that I believed the eucharist involved more than a symbol evoking a memory, I found that the classical Anglican emphasis on the reality of the eucharistic gift of Christ and the reality of the invitation to receive the one who is given always bore the good ecumenical fruit of affirmation of common faith.
But the trademark humor is Broner's; had she not become a writer, teacher and ritualist, she could have been a stand-up comic.
The first ritual is given several labels in addition to "Journeying on the Trail"; "The Eulogy or Roll Call of the Founders of the League," and "Hymn to the Fifty Chiefs" (Hale 1895: 54); Seth Newhouse, a Mohawk ritualist, calls this ritual "The Pacification" (Fenton 1949: 145).
The Urban Ritualist uncovers the divine purpose of all beings to strengthen the divine spirit within and use its power to uplift human consciousness.
Yates finds this dissection too fine and propounds a newer thesis that links the theology of the Oxford Movement to the ritualist development.
Combing the practical elements of a workshop with the prayerful attention of a guided retreat, the "Liturgical Arts Adventure" will remind you that as liturgist you are also artist, ritualist, explorer and guide.
In Chapter One, Reed finds the "seeds of ritualism" in the writings of the Tractarians, including Newman, Keble, Pusey, Froude, and Ward: Whatever their later views, their works clearly lay the foundations for the ritualist reforms of the next generation.
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Cardinal John Henry Newman's conversion to Roman Catholicism in 1845 spawned fears that ritualist practices would lead a large number of Anglicans to Roman Catholicism.
In "A Sort of Aesthestico-Catholic Revival: Christina Rossetti and the London Ritualist Scene," Mason writes: "Viewing Christina Rossetti within this ritualist context underlines her position in Victorian Anglo-Catholicism while illuminating her personal beliefs, connections with Tractarian preachers and personal poetic methodology.