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Opening the Doors of WonderReflections on Religious Rites of Passage

Opening the Doors of Wonder: Reflections on Religious Rites of Passage

Arthur Magida

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520245457
eISBN:
9780520941717
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520245457.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This book explores rites of passage in America by sifting through the accounts of influential thinkers who experienced them. The author explains the underlying theologies, evolution, and actual ... More

Passionate UncertaintyInside the American Jesuits

Passionate Uncertainty: Inside the American Jesuits

Peter McDonough and Eugene Bianchi

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520230552
eISBN:
9780520930773
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230552.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Founded by Ignatius Loyola in 1540, the Society of Jesus remains the largest and most controversial religious order of men in Catholicism. Since the 1960s, however, Jesuits in the United States have ... More

Patriarchs on PaperA Critical History of Medieval Chan Literature

Patriarchs on Paper: A Critical History of Medieval Chan Literature

Alan Cole

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520284067
eISBN:
9780520959750
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520284067.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The truth of Chan Buddhism—better known as “Zen”—is regularly said to be beyond language, and yet Chan authors—medieval and modern—produced an enormous quantity of literature over the centuries. To ... More

Pedagogy for ReligionMissionary Education and the Fashioning of Hindus and Muslims in Bengal

Pedagogy for Religion: Missionary Education and the Fashioning of Hindus and Muslims in Bengal

Parna Sengupta

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520268296
eISBN:
9780520950412
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268296.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Offering a new approach to the study of religion and empire, this book challenges a widespread myth of modernity—that Western rule has had a secularizing effect on the non-West—by looking closely at ... More

The Plot to Kill GodFindings from the Soviet Experiment in Secularization

The Plot to Kill God: Findings from the Soviet Experiment in Secularization

Paul Froese

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520255289
eISBN:
9780520942738
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520255289.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This book explores the nature of religious faith in a provocative examination of the most massive atheism campaign in human history. That campaign occurred after the 1917 Russian Revolution, when ... More

Political Spirituality of Cesar ChavezCrossing Religious Borders

Political Spirituality of Cesar Chavez: Crossing Religious Borders

Luis D. León

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520283688
eISBN:
9780520959484
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520283688.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book is a mythology—not a history or a biography—inasmuch as the author’s interest is in tracing the myths Chavez created about himself and those told about him, paying particular attention to ... More

The Powerful EphemeralEveryday Healing in an Ambiguously Islamic Place

The Powerful Ephemeral: Everyday Healing in an Ambiguously Islamic Place

Carla Bellamy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520262805
eISBN:
9780520950450
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520262805.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The violent partitioning of British India along religious lines and ongoing communalist aggression have compelled Indian citizens to contend with the notion that an exclusive, fixed religious ... More

Propaganda and the Jesuit Baroque

Propaganda and the Jesuit Baroque

Evonne Levy

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520233577
eISBN:
9780520928633
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233577.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This revisionist work brings fresh theoretical perspectives to the study of the “propagandistic” art and architecture of the Jesuit order as exemplified by its late Baroque Roman church interiors. ... More

Purified by FireA History of Cremation in America

Purified by Fire: A History of Cremation in America

Stephen Prothero

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520208162
eISBN:
9780520929746
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520208162.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Just one hundred years ago, Americans almost universally condemned cremation. Today, nearly one-quarter of Americans choose to be cremated. The practice has gained wide acceptance as a funeral rite, ... More

Purity, Body, and Self in Early Rabbinic Literature

Purity, Body, and Self in Early Rabbinic Literature

Mira Balberg

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780520280632
eISBN:
9780520958210
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520280632.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This book explores the ways in which the early rabbis reshaped and reinvented the biblical laws of ritual purity and impurity, and it argues that the purity discourse that the rabbis created ... More

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