An Essential Liminality Bibliography


Timothy Carson

Aquili, Eugene d’, and Andrew Newberg. “Liminality, Trance, and Unitary States in Ritual and Meditation.” Studia Liturgica 23, no. 1 (1993), 2-34.

Carson, Fairhurst, Rooms & Withrow. Crossing Thresholds: A Practical Theology of Liminality. Cambridge: The Lutterworth Press, 2021. 

Carson, Timothy. Liminal Reality and Transformational Power: Transition, Renewal & Hope. Revised edition. Cambridge: The Lutterworth Press, 2016.

Carson, Timothy, ed. Neither Here nor There: The Many Voices of Liminality. Cambridge: The Lutterworth Press, 2019.

Douglas, Mary. Purity and Danger. New York: Frederick A. Praeger, 1966.

Downey, Dara, Ian Kinane, and Elizabeth Parker, eds. Landscapes of Liminality: Between Space and Place. London: Rowan & Littlefield, 2016.

Eliade, Mircea. Rites and Symbols of Initiation. New York: Harper & Row, 1958.

Gennep, Arnold van. Rites of Passage. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1960.

Horvath, Agnes, Bjorn Thomassen, and Harald Wydra, eds. Breaking Boundaries: Varieties of Liminality. New York and Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2015.

Lee, Sang Hyun. From a Liminal Place: An Asian American Theology. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2010.

Roxburgh, Alan J. The Missionary Congregation, Leadership, and Liminality. Harrisburg: Trinity Press International, 1997.

Schwartz-Salant, Nathan, and Murray Stein, eds. Liminality and Transitional Phenomena. Wilmette, IL: Chiron Publications, 1991.

Thomassen, Bjorn. “The Uses and Meanings of Liminality.” International Journal of Political Anthropology 2, no. 1 (2009).

Turner, Victor. “Betwixt and Between: The Liminal Period in Rites of Passage.” In The Forest of Symbols. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1967.

———. The Ritual Process: Structure and Anti-Structure. Chicago and New York: Aldine Publishing Company, 1969.

———. From Ritual to Theatre: The Human Seriousness of Play. New York: Performing Arts Journal Publications, 1982.

———. “Liminality, Kabbalah, and the Media.” Religion 15 (1985), 205-17.

———. “Dewey, Dilthey, and the Drama: An Essay in the Anthropology of Experience.” In The Anthropology of Experience. Edited by Victor Turner and Edward M. Bruner, with an epilogue by Clifford Geertz Turner. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 1986.

———. The Ritual Process: Structure and Anti-Structure. New Brunswick, NJ: Aldine Transaction Publishers, 2011.

Turner, Victor, and Edith L.B. Turner. Image and Pilgrimage in Christian Culture. Columbia University Press, 1995.

Withrow, Lisa. Leadership in Unknown Waters: Liminality as Threshold into the Future. Cambridge: Lutterworth Press, 2020