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EmptinessFeeling Christian in America

Emptiness: Feeling Christian in America

John Corrigan

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226237466
eISBN:
9780226237633
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226237633.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

American Christians value the feeling of emptiness and seek to cultivate it, believing that the more profoundly they experience emptiness the greater their longing for God and the nearer they draw to ... More

Faithful RenderingsJewish-Christian Difference and the Politics of Translation

Faithful Renderings: Jewish-Christian Difference and the Politics of Translation

Naomi Seidman

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226745053
eISBN:
9780226745077
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226745077.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This book reads translation history through the lens of Jewish–Christian difference, which, conversely, it views as an effect of translation. Subjecting translation to a theological-political ... More

The Figural JewPolitics and Identity in Postwar French Thought

The Figural Jew: Politics and Identity in Postwar French Thought

Sarah Hammerschlag

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226315119
eISBN:
9780226315133
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226315133.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

The rootless Jew, wandering disconnected from history, homeland, and nature, was often the target of early twentieth-century nationalist rhetoric aimed against modern culture. But following World War ... More

Finding Mecca in AmericaHow Islam Is Becoming an American Religion

Finding Mecca in America: How Islam Is Becoming an American Religion

Mucahit Bilici

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226049564
eISBN:
9780226922874
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226922874.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The events of 9/11 had a profound impact on American society, but they had an even more lasting effect on Muslims living in the United States. Once practically invisible, they suddenly found ... More

Foucault and the KamasutraThe Courtesan, the Dandy, and the Birth of Ars Erotica as Theater in India

Foucault and the Kamasutra: The Courtesan, the Dandy, and the Birth of Ars Erotica as Theater in India

Sanjay K. Gautam

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226348308
eISBN:
9780226348582
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226348582.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This book is an historical exploration into the origins of the the Kāmasūtra, a treatise on sexual-erotic pleasure, and the Nātyaśāstra, a treatise on theater, music, dance, and aesthetic pleasure in ... More

Friends of the Unrighteous MammonNorthern Christians and Market Capitalism, 1815-1860

Friends of the Unrighteous Mammon: Northern Christians and Market Capitalism, 1815-1860

Stewart Davenport

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226137063
eISBN:
9780226137087
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226137087.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

What did Protestants in America think about capitalism when capitalism was first something to be thought about? The Bible told antebellum Christians that they could not serve both God and mammon, but ... More

God Being NothingToward a Theogony

God Being Nothing: Toward a Theogony

Ray L. Hart

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226359625
eISBN:
9780226359762
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226359762.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

God Being Nothing: Toward a Theogony challenges and contests traditional understandings of God in favor of a God in process: a God determinately unfinished. The author deconstructs and radically ... More

HeartwoodThe First Generation of Theravada Buddhism in America

Heartwood: The First Generation of Theravada Buddhism in America

Wendy Cadge

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226088990
eISBN:
9780226089010
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226089010.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Theravada is one of the three main branches of Buddhism. In Asia it is practiced widely in Thailand, Laos, Burma, Sri Lanka, and Cambodia. This ethnography opens a window onto two communities of ... More

Heaven's KitchenLiving Religion at God's Love We Deliver

Heaven's Kitchen: Living Religion at God's Love We Deliver

Courtney Bender

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226042817
eISBN:
9780226042831
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226042831.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

How do people practice religion in their everyday lives? How do our daily encounters with people who hold different religious beliefs shape the way we understand our own moral and spiritual selves? ... More

Heidegger's ConfessionsThe Remains of Saint Augustine in "Being and Time" and Beyond

Heidegger's Confessions: The Remains of Saint Augustine in "Being and Time" and Beyond

Ryan Coyne

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226209302
eISBN:
9780226209449
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226209449.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

The German philosopher Martin Heidegger (1889–1976) is one of the most influential and controversial figures in twentieth century intellectual history. Though it is well known that his brand of ... More

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