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Body and DesireGregory of Nyssa's Ascetical Theology

Body and Desire: Gregory of Nyssa's Ascetical Theology

Raphael A. Cadenhead

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780520297968
eISBN:
9780520970106
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520297968.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Although the reception of the Eastern father Gregory of Nyssa has varied over the centuries, the past few decades have witnessed a profound awakening of interest in his thought, particularly in ... More

Revival from BelowThe Deoband Movement and Global Islam

Revival from Below: The Deoband Movement and Global Islam

Brannon D. Ingram

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780520297999
eISBN:
9780520970137
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520297999.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Revival from Below tells the story of the Deoband movement, one of the most important Islamic revivalist movements of the modern era. Founded in 1866 in colonial northern India, the movement has ... More

Specter of the JewsEmperor Julian and the Rhetoric of Ethnicity in Syrian Antioch

Specter of the Jews: Emperor Julian and the Rhetoric of Ethnicity in Syrian Antioch

Ari Finkelstein

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780520298729
eISBN:
9780520970779
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520298729.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The book investigates how the emperor Julian (361–63 c.e.) uses Jews as ethnic Judeans in his hellenizing project to define Hellenic identity and to disqualify and delegitimize Christian ethnic ... More

In the Image of OrigenEros, Virtue, and Constraint in the Early Christian Academy

In the Image of Origen: Eros, Virtue, and Constraint in the Early Christian Academy

David Satran

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520291232
eISBN:
9780520965089
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291232.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This study offers a close reading of the Thanksgiving Address to Origen, a document written by a student (traditionally identified as Gregory Thaumaturgus) on the occasion of the departure from his ... More

ReligionMaterial Dynamics

Religion: Material Dynamics

David Chidester

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520297654
eISBN:
9780520969933
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520297654.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Religion: Material Dynamics is a lively resource for thinking about religious materiality and the material study of religion. Deconstructing and reconstructing religion as material categories, social ... More

Alef Is for AllahChildhood, Emotion, and Visual Culture in Islamic Societies

Alef Is for Allah: Childhood, Emotion, and Visual Culture in Islamic Societies

Jamal J. Elias

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780520290075
eISBN:
9780520964402
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520290075.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This book explores the emotional space occupied by children in modern Islamic societies. Focusing on visual representations of children, primarily from modern Turkey, Iran, and Pakistan, it examines ... More

Being Christian in Vandal AfricaThe Politics of Orthodoxy in the Post-Imperial West

Being Christian in Vandal Africa: The Politics of Orthodoxy in the Post-Imperial West

Robin Whelan

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780520295957
eISBN:
9780520968684
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520295957.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Recent work on the notoriously passionate Christian conflicts of the later Roman Empire has elucidated their wide-ranging political and social implications. However, the fifth-century conquest of the ... More

Said the Prophet of GodHadith Commentary across a Millennium

Said the Prophet of God: Hadith Commentary across a Millennium

Joel Blecher

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520295933
eISBN:
9780520968677
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520295933.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

While scholars have long studied how Muslims authenticated and transmitted Muhammad’s sayings and practices (hadith), the story of how Muslims interpreted and reinterpreted hadith across a millennium ... More

Eco-AlchemyAnthroposophy and the History and Future of Environmentalism

Eco-Alchemy: Anthroposophy and the History and Future of Environmentalism

Dan McKanan

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520290051
eISBN:
9780520964389
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520290051.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

For the past century, initiatives inspired by Rudolf Steiner’s anthroposophy have contributed to the evolution of environmental activism. Steiner’s 1924 course of lectures on agriculture initiated ... More

Blood for ThoughtThe Reinvention of Sacrifice in Early Rabbinic Literature

Blood for Thought: The Reinvention of Sacrifice in Early Rabbinic Literature

Mira Balberg

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520295926
eISBN:
9780520968660
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520295926.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Blood for Thought delves into a relatively unexplored area of classical rabbinic literature: the vast corpus of laws, regulations, and instructions pertaining to sacrificial rituals. The book traces ... More

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