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Magia SexualisSex, Magic, and Liberation in Modern Western Esotericism

Magia Sexualis: Sex, Magic, and Liberation in Modern Western Esotericism

Hugh Urban

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520247765
eISBN:
9780520932883
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247765.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Sexuality and the occult arts have long been associated in the western imagination, but it was not until the nineteenth century that a large and sophisticated body of literature on sexual magic—the ... More

Making Chastity SexyThe Rhetoric of Evangelical Abstinence Campaigns

Making Chastity Sexy: The Rhetoric of Evangelical Abstinence Campaigns

Christine J. Gardner

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520267275
eISBN:
9780520950559
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267275.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Even though they are immersed in sex-saturated society, millions of teens are pledging to remain virgins until their wedding night. How are evangelical Christians persuading young people to wait ... More

Medicines of the SoulFemale Bodies and Sacred Geographies in a Transnational Islam

Medicines of the Soul: Female Bodies and Sacred Geographies in a Transnational Islam

Fedwa Malti-Douglas

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520215931
eISBN:
9780520924673
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520215931.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

In this volume, the autobiographical writings of three leading women in today's Islamic revival movement reveal dramatic stories of religious transformation. As interpreted by this book, the ... More

MelaniaEarly Christianity Through the Life of One Family

Melania: Early Christianity Through the Life of One Family

Catherine M. Chin and Caroline T. Schroeder (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520292086
eISBN:
9780520965638
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520292086.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The lives of Melania the Elder and Melania the Younger span one of the most important periods of Christian history, reaching from the reign of Constantine through the reign of Theodosius II. They and ... More

The Memory of the EyesPilgrims to Living Saints in Christian Late Antiquity

The Memory of the Eyes: Pilgrims to Living Saints in Christian Late Antiquity

Georgia Frank

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520222052
eISBN:
9780520924352
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520222052.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Pilgrims in the deserts of Egypt and the holy land during the fourth and fifth centuries ad often reported visiting holy people as part of their tours of holy places. This is the first comprehensive ... More

The Messiah before JesusThe Suffering Servant of the Dead Sea Scrolls

The Messiah before Jesus: The Suffering Servant of the Dead Sea Scrolls

Israel Knohl

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520215924
eISBN:
9780520928749
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520215924.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

In a work that challenges notions that have dominated New Testament scholarship for more than a hundred years, this book gives startling evidence for a messianic precursor to Jesus who is described ... More

Miracle CuresSaints, Pilgrimage, and the Healing Powers of Belief

Miracle Cures: Saints, Pilgrimage, and the Healing Powers of Belief

Robert A. Scott

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520262751
eISBN:
9780520946200
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520262751.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Iconic images of medieval pilgrims, such as Geoffrey Chaucer's pilgrims making their laborious way to Canterbury, conjure a distant time when faith was the only refuge of the ill and infirm, and ... More

Miracles of Book and BodyBuddhist Textual Culture and Medieval Japan

Miracles of Book and Body: Buddhist Textual Culture and Medieval Japan

Charlotte Eubanks

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520265615
eISBN:
9780520947894
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520265615.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book explores the intersection of two key genres of sacred literature in medieval Japan: sutras, or sacred Buddhist texts; and setsuwa, or “explanatory tales,” used in sermons and collected in ... More

Missionary Stories and the Formation of the Syriac Churches

Missionary Stories and the Formation of the Syriac Churches

Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780520284968
eISBN:
9780520960589
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520284968.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This book analyzes the hagiographic traditions of six missionary saints in the Syriac tradition: Thomas, Addai, Mari, Simeon of Beth Arsham, Jacob Baradaeus, and Ahoudemmeh. Through studying these ... More

Myths in StoneReligious Dimensions of Washington, D.C.

Myths in Stone: Religious Dimensions of Washington, D.C.

Jeffrey Meyer

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520214811
eISBN:
9780520921344
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520214811.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Washington, D.C., is a city of powerful symbols—from the dominance of the Capitol dome and Washington Monument to the authority of the Smithsonian. This book takes us on an informative tour of the ... More

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