Liminal / Liminality
(3,165 words)

Abstract: The concepts liminal (“threshold”) and liminality have been applied in religious studies to call attention to the role of religious rituals, and religion, in social change. Applications have…

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Bobby C. Alexander, “Liminal / Liminality”, in: Vocabulary for the Study of Religion, General Editors Robert A. Segal, Kocku Von Stuckrad. Consulted online on 18 February 2018 <>
First published online: 2016

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