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Between Dancing and WritingThe Practice of Religious Studies$
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Kimerer L. LaMothe

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780823224036

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: March 2011

DOI: 10.5422/fso/9780823224036.001.0001

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Understanding Religion and Dance

Understanding Religion and Dance

(p.159) Chapter 7 Understanding Religion and Dance
Between Dancing and Writing

Kimerer L. LaMothe

Fordham University Press

This chapter examines the renderings of religion and dance which van der Leeuw generates through his own practice of understanding. From his perspective, phenomena that appear as “religion” appear as expressions of “power” or “holiness”, while phenomena that appear as “dance” appear as impressions and expressions of “beauty” through movement. With these perceptions, van der Leeuw sets the stage for identifying coincidences of religion and dance in the historical record as conveyed by historians of religion and evaluated by theologians. It asks under what conditions does a phenomenon conduct at once an experience recognized as both “dance” and “religion”.

Keywords:   religion, dance, van der Leeuw, historian, theologian

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