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Rites de passage et récits de conversion : le témoignage de quelques Anglaises au milieu du XVIIe siècle

Abstract : The breakdown of age-old rites of passage resulting from the collapse of the Church of England in the middle of the seventeenth century, led to the displacement and interiorization of ritual practices. The conversion narratives written by women from Congregationalist and Baptist churches show how rituals marking the stages of human life were spiritualised and transposed to inner life. When used as admission narratives, these testimonies became true rites of passage in the anthropological sense of the term, even overshadowing the traditional rite of baptism. The writing of conversion was used to ritualise and to commemorate this radical change, leaving traces or relics of conversion. :
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Claire Gheeraert-Graffeuille. Rites de passage et récits de conversion : le témoignage de quelques Anglaises au milieu du XVIIe siècle. XVII-XVIII Revue de la Société d'études anglo-américaines des XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles , Société d'études anglo-américaines des dix-septième et dix-huitième siècles, Lille, 2006, 62 (1), pp.19-34. ⟨10.3406/xvii.2006.2408⟩. ⟨hal-02060187⟩

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