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The Holy Land RebornPilgrimage and the Tibetan Reinvention of Buddhist India

The Holy Land Reborn: Pilgrimage and the Tibetan Reinvention of Buddhist India

Toni Huber

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226356488
eISBN:
9780226356501
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226356501.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The Dalai Lama has said that Tibetans consider themselves “the child of Indian civilization,” and that India is the “holy land” from whose sources the Tibetans have built their own civilization. What ... More

Holy NationThe Transatlantic Quaker Ministry in an Age of Revolution

Holy Nation: The Transatlantic Quaker Ministry in an Age of Revolution

Sarah Crabtree

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226255767
eISBN:
9780226255934
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226255934.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Holy Nation reconstructs the transnational religious community forged by the Society of Friends during the Age of Revolution. It utilizes the public and private writings of 76 ministers (40 male and ... More

In a Shade of BluePragmatism and the Politics of Black America

In a Shade of Blue: Pragmatism and the Politics of Black America

Eddie S. Glaude

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226298245
eISBN:
9780226298269
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226298269.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This book makes a plea for black America to address its social problems by recourse to experience and with an eye set on the promise and potential of the future, rather than the fixed ideas and ... More

The Indiscrete ImageInfinitude and Creation of the Human

The Indiscrete Image: Infinitude and Creation of the Human

Thomas A. Carlson

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226093154
eISBN:
9780226093178
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226093178.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Humanity's creative capacity has never been more unsettling than it is at our current moment, when it has ushered us into new technological worlds that challenge the very definition of “the human.” ... More

Jewish Poet and Intellectual in Seventeenth-Century VeniceThe Works of Sarra Copia Sulam in Verse and Prose Along with Writings of Her Contemporaries in Her Praise, Condemnation, or Defense

Jewish Poet and Intellectual in Seventeenth-Century Venice: The Works of Sarra Copia Sulam in Verse and Prose Along with Writings of Her Contemporaries in Her Praise, Condemnation, or Defense

Sarra Copia Sulam

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226779881
eISBN:
9780226779874
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226779874.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The first Jewish woman to leave her mark as a writer and intellectual, Sarra Copia Sulam (1600?–41) was doubly tainted in the eyes of early modern society by her religion and her gender. This ... More

Jews, Christians, and the Abode of IslamModern Scholarship, Medieval Realities

Jews, Christians, and the Abode of Islam: Modern Scholarship, Medieval Realities

Jacob Lassner

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226471075
eISBN:
9780226471099
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226471099.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This book examines the triangular relationship that during the Middle Ages defined—and continues to define today—the political and cultural interaction among the three Abrahamic faiths. The book ... More

Landscapes of the SecularLaw, Religion, and American Sacred Space

Landscapes of the Secular: Law, Religion, and American Sacred Space

Nicolas Howe

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226376776
eISBN:
9780226376806
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226376806.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Secularization has changed how Americans see their cultural landscape. This book explains why by examining the language and lived experience of legal conflict over sacred space since the 1970s. From ... More

Loving YusufConceptual Travels from Present to Past

Loving Yusuf: Conceptual Travels from Present to Past

Mieke Bal

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226035864
eISBN:
9780226035888
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226035888.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

When the author of this book reread the story of Joseph and Potiphar's wife as an adult, she was struck by differences between her childhood memories of a moral tale and what she read today. This ... More

The Madman's Middle WayReflections on Reality of the Tibetan Monk Gendun Chopel

The Madman's Middle Way: Reflections on Reality of the Tibetan Monk Gendun Chopel

Donald S. Lopez Jr.

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226493169
eISBN:
9780226493220
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226493220.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Gendun Chopel is considered the most important Tibetan intellectual of the twentieth century. His life spanned the two defining moments in modern Tibetan history: the entry into Lhasa by British ... More

The Megachurch and the MainlineRemaking Religious Tradition in the Twenty-first Century

The Megachurch and the Mainline: Remaking Religious Tradition in the Twenty-first Century

Stephen Ellingson

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226204895
eISBN:
9780226204925
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226204925.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Religious traditions provide the stories and rituals that define the core values of church members. Yet modern life in America can make those customs seem undesirable, even impractical. As a result, ... More

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