Is the Crucifix Sacred? Exploring the Catholic Consumption of Sacred Vessels in Building Connection With the Sacred

Leighanne Higgins, University of Strathclyde, UK
Kathy Hamilton, University of Strathclyde, UK
Our investigation into the role of sacred vessels for Catholic consumers contributes towards sacred consumption theories. Our findings raise issues regarding terminology and we suggest that the predominant research focus to date has not been the absolute idea of the Sacred, but the consumption of sacred vessels.
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Leighanne Higgins and Kathy Hamilton (2011) ,"Is the Crucifix Sacred? Exploring the Catholic Consumption of Sacred Vessels in Building Connection With the Sacred", in NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 39, eds. Rohini Ahluwalia, Tanya L. Chartrand, and Rebecca K. Ratner, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 300-306.