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Aesthetics and Analysis in Writing on ReligionModern Fascinations

Aesthetics and Analysis in Writing on Religion: Modern Fascinations

Daniel Gold

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520236134
eISBN:
9780520929517
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520236134.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This book addresses a fundamental dilemma in religious studies. Exploring the tension between humanistic and social scientific approaches to thinking and writing about religion, the author develops a ... More

Black MagicReligion and the African American Conjuring Tradition

Black Magic: Religion and the African American Conjuring Tradition

Yvonne Chireau

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520209879
eISBN:
9780520940277
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520209879.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This book looks at the origins, meaning, and uses of Conjure—the African American tradition of healing and harming that evolved from African, European, and American elements—from the slavery period ... More

Blood and BeliefThe Circulation of a Symbol between Jews and Christians

Blood and Belief: The Circulation of a Symbol between Jews and Christians

David Biale

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520253049
eISBN:
9780520934238
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520253049.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Blood contains extraordinary symbolic power in both Judaism and Christianity — as the blood of sacrifice, of Jesus, of the Jewish martyrs, of menstruation, and more. Yet, though they share the same ... More

Born Again BodiesFlesh and Spirit in American Christianity

Born Again Bodies: Flesh and Spirit in American Christianity

R. Marie Griffith

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520217539
eISBN:
9780520938113
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520217539.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

“Fat People Don't Go to Heaven!” screamed a headline in the tabloid Globe in November 2000. The story recounted the success of the Weigh Down Workshop, the nation's largest Christian diet corporation ... More

Bounded ChoiceTrue Believers and Charismatic Cults

Bounded Choice: True Believers and Charismatic Cults

Janja Lalich

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520231948
eISBN:
9780520937512
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231948.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Heaven's Gate, a secretive group of celibate “monks” awaiting pickup by a UFO, captured intense public attention in 1997 when its members committed collective suicide. As a way of understanding such ... More

Boundless FaithThe Global Outreach of American Churches

Boundless Faith: The Global Outreach of American Churches

Robert Wuthnow

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520259157
eISBN:
9780520943063
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520259157.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This book looks systematically at American Christianity in relation to globalization. It shows that American Christianity is increasingly influenced by globalization and is, in turn, playing a larger ... More

Business of the HeartReligion and Emotion in the Nineteenth Century

Business of the Heart: Religion and Emotion in the Nineteenth Century

Stephen Corrigan

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520221963
eISBN:
9780520924321
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520221963.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

The “Businessmen's Revival” was a religious revival that unfolded in the wake of the 1857 market crash among white, middle-class Protestants. Delving into the religious history of Boston in the ... More

A Culture of ConspiracyApocalyptic Visions in Contemporary America

A Culture of Conspiracy: Apocalyptic Visions in Contemporary America

Michael Barkun

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520238053
eISBN:
9780520939721
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238053.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

What do UFO believers, Christian millennialists, and right-wing conspiracy theorists have in common? It is well known that some Americans are obsessed with conspiracies. The Kennedy assassination, ... More

Democracy's DharmaReligious Renaissance and Political Development in Taiwan

Democracy's Dharma: Religious Renaissance and Political Development in Taiwan

Richard Madsen

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520252271
eISBN:
9780520941038
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252271.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This book explores the remarkable religious renaissance that has reformed, revitalized, and renewed the practices of Buddhism and Daoism in Taiwan. The author connects these noteworthy developments ... More

Goddesses and the Divine FeminineA Western Religious History

Goddesses and the Divine Feminine: A Western Religious History

Rosemary Ruether

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520231467
eISBN:
9780520940413
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231467.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This book presents the most illuminating portrait we have to date of goddesses and sacred female imagery in Western culture—from prehistory to contemporary goddess movements. It looks at the ... More

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