Lecture, Barnard's Inn Hall, Wednesday, 6 Mar 2024 - 18:00

Ritual Nudity in History and Religion

a naked back of a woman

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This lecture looks at the role played by nudity in European religion and magic from ancient times to the present, with some reference to a global context.

It reveals the unexpected pattern and explains why it has been marginal to religion, except in initiation ceremonies, but very important in magical practices.

Professor Ronald Hutton

Professor Ronald Hutton

Professor of Divinity

Professor Hutton is Professor of History at the University of Bristol. He took degrees at Cambridge and then Oxford Universities, and was a fellow of...

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