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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

Rabbis, Sorcerers, Kings, and PriestsThe Culture of the Talmud in Ancient Iran

Rabbis, Sorcerers, Kings, and Priests: The Culture of the Talmud in Ancient Iran

Jason Sion Mokhtarian

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780520286207
eISBN:
9780520961548
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520286207.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This book is a synthetic study of the impact of the Persian Sasanian context on the Babylonian Talmud, perhaps the most important corpus in the Jewish sacred canon. What impact did the Persian ... More

Religion and Popular Culture in America, Third Edition

Religion and Popular Culture in America, Third Edition

Bruce David Forbes and Jeffrey H. Mahan (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520291447
eISBN:
9780520965225
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291447.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The connection between popular culture and religion is an enduring part of American life. With 75 percent new content, the third edition of this multifaceted and popular collection has been revised ... More

The SabraThe Creation of the New Jew

The Sabra: The Creation of the New Jew

Oz Almog

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520216426
eISBN:
9780520921979
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520216426.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The Sabras were the first Israelis—the first generation, born in the 1930s and 1940s, to grow up in the Zionist settlement in Palestine. Socialized and educated in the ethos of the Zionist labor ... More

The Secular RevolutionPower, Interests, and Conflict in the Secularization of American Public Life

The Secular Revolution: Power, Interests, and Conflict in the Secularization of American Public Life

Christian Smith (ed.)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520230002
eISBN:
9780520936706
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230002.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Sociologists, historians, and other social observers have long considered the secularization of American public life over the past hundred and thirty years to be an inevitable and natural outcome of ... More

Seeing through ZenEncounter, Transformation, and Genealogy in Chinese Chan Buddhism

Seeing through Zen: Encounter, Transformation, and Genealogy in Chinese Chan Buddhism

John McRae

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520237971
eISBN:
9780520937079
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520237971.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The tradition of Chan Buddhism—more popularly known as Zen—has been romanticized throughout its history. This book shows how modern critical techniques, supported by recent manuscript discoveries, ... More

Seeking Good Debate"Religion, Science, and Conflict in American Public Life"

Seeking Good Debate: "Religion, Science, and Conflict in American Public Life"

Michael S. Evans

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520285071
eISBN:
9780520960664
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520285071.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Why do religion and science often appear in conflict in America's public sphere? This book examines the results from the first-ever study to combine large-scale empirical analysis of some of our ... More

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