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Speaking the UnspeakableReligion, Misogyny, and the Uncanny Mother in Freud's Cultural Texts

Speaking the Unspeakable: Religion, Misogyny, and the Uncanny Mother in Freud's Cultural Texts

Diane Jonte-Pace

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520226005
eISBN:
9780520927698
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520226005.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

In a bold rereading of Freud's cultural texts, this book uncovers an undeveloped “counter thesis,”, one that repeatedly interrupts or subverts his well-known Oedipal master plot. The counter thesis ... More

Spirits of ProtestantismMedicine, Healing, and Liberal Christianity

Spirits of Protestantism: Medicine, Healing, and Liberal Christianity

Pamela Klassen

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520244283
eISBN:
9780520950443
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520244283.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This book reveals how liberal Protestants went from being early-twentieth-century medical missionaries seeking to convert others through science and scripture, to becoming vocal critics of missionary ... More

Studying Global PentecostalismTheories and Methods

Studying Global Pentecostalism: Theories and Methods

Allan Anderson, Michael Bergunder, and Andre Droogers (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520266612
eISBN:
9780520947504
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520266612.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

With its remarkable ability to adapt to different cultures, Pentecostalism has become the world's fastest growing religious movement. More than five hundred million adherents worldwide have reshaped ... More

TantraSex, Secrecy, Politics, and Power in the Study of Religion

Tantra: Sex, Secrecy, Politics, and Power in the Study of Religion

Hugh Urban

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520230620
eISBN:
9780520936898
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230620.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

A complex body of religious practices that spread throughout the Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain traditions; a form of spirituality that seemingly combines sexuality, sensual pleasure, and the full range ... More

Text as FatherPaternal Seductions in Early Mahayana Buddhist Literature

Text as Father: Paternal Seductions in Early Mahayana Buddhist Literature

Alan Cole

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520242760
eISBN:
9780520931404
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520242760.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This work sheds new light on the origins and nature of Mahayana Buddhism, with close readings of four well-known texts: the Lotus Sutra, Diamond Sutra, Tathagatagarbha Sutra, and Vimalakirti Nirdesa. ... More

That Religion in Which All Men AgreeFreemasonry in American Culture

That Religion in Which All Men Agree: Freemasonry in American Culture

David G. Hackett

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780520281677
eISBN:
9780520957626
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520281677.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This book weaves the story of Freemasonry into the narrative of American religious history. Coming to colonial America freighted with the mythical legacies of stonemasons’ guilds and the Newtonian ... More

Theatrical Shows and Ascetic LivesJohn Chrysostom's Attack on Spiritual Marriage

Theatrical Shows and Ascetic Lives: John Chrysostom's Attack on Spiritual Marriage

Blake Leyerle

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520215580
eISBN:
9780520921634
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520215580.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This book provides an original and rewarding context for understanding the prolific fourth-century Christian theologian John Chrysostom and the religious and social world in which he lived. The book ... More

Them That BelieveThe Power and Meaning of the Christian Serpent-Handling Tradition

Them That Believe: The Power and Meaning of the Christian Serpent-Handling Tradition

Ralph Hood, Jr. and W. Paul Williamson

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520231474
eISBN:
9780520942714
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231474.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Although outlawed in many states, serpent handling remains an active religious practice—and one that is far more stereotyped than understood. The authors of this volume have spent fifteen years ... More

Unsettled MindsPsychology and the American Search for Spiritual Assurance, 1830–1940

Unsettled Minds: Psychology and the American Search for Spiritual Assurance, 1830–1940

Christopher White

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520256798
eISBN:
9780520942721
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520256798.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This book examines how nineteenth- and twentieth-century American believers rejected older, often evangelical, theological traditions and turned to scientific psychologies to formulate new ideas ... More

Way and BywayTaoism, Local Religion, and Models of Divinity in Sung and Modern China

Way and Byway: Taoism, Local Religion, and Models of Divinity in Sung and Modern China

Robert Hymes

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520207585
eISBN:
9780520935136
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520207585.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Using a combination of newly mined Sung sources and modern ethnography, this book addresses questions that have perplexed China scholars in recent years. Were Chinese gods celestial officials, ... More

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