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Essays on Spirituality By Jan F. Brouwer
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The range of the essays presented in this book covers the whole field of spirituality and religion. The essays try to address such fundamental questions as: what is life? what is happiness? who am I?... More > what do we mean when we use the word God? Both the beginning aspirant as well as the learned scholar and the accomplished meditator and mystic will find something of value here. There is something in it for everyone. Whether you are a devout Christian, a modern day Buddhist or just someone vaguely interested in the subject of spirituality, these essays, written in a modern and clear style of writing, will surely set you thinking.< Less
Classical Greek Ritual Theater By Jan F. Brouwer
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In this study a cross-over is made between two fields of inquiry. A theoretical model from anthropology, Communitas, will be applied to the phenomenon of classical Greek theater. The purpose of this... More > cross-over is to gain a better understanding of the functionality of theater in 5th century Athens. It is primarily the intention of this new reading of ancient comedy and tragedy to offer a contribution to a more correct interpretation of ancient literary texts. Thus this book will show itself useful in the field of traditional philology. Secondly the study wants to show itself useful in the field of anthropology, by giving examples from Antiquity underlining and clarifying the theories of Van Gennep and Turner. From an anthropological point of view it is interesting to see that Turner's findings not only clarify the functionality of non-theatrical rituals, but also the workings of theatrical rituals.< Less

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