Vocabulary for the Study of Religion

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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 26 March 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/9789004249707_vsr_COM_00000028>
First published online: 2016



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