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Title in English The Meal with the Dead


Year of publication 2006
Type Article in Proceedings
Conference Cesty na druhý svet. Smrť a posmrtný život v náboženstvách sveta, (Central European Religious Studies 1).
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Field Philosophy and religion
Keywords pohřební rituál; pojetí smrti; světová náboženství
Description The Meal with the Dead The historical case study aims at methodological problems connected with interpretation of archeological sources and early Christian literature with regard to social formation and ritualisation within the frame of late Hellenistic period. The main focus are visits of burrial places, enjoying fellowship with burried and sharing in a continued conviviality. It refuses previous attempts to grasp the feast with dead as a kind of eucharist ritual and stress its meaning with regard to the stabilisation of a community of Early Christians.