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The Monk and the BookJerome and the Making of Christian Scholarship

The Monk and the Book: Jerome and the Making of Christian Scholarship

Megan Hale Williams

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226899008
eISBN:
9780226899022
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226899022.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

In the West, monastic ideals and scholastic pursuits are complementary; monks are popularly imagined copying classics, preserving learning through the Middle Ages, and establishing the first ... More

The Mystic Fable, Volume TwoThe Sixteenth And Seventeenth Centuries

The Mystic Fable, Volume Two: The Sixteenth And Seventeenth Centuries

Michel de Certeau

Luce Giard (ed.)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226209135
eISBN:
9780226209272
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226209272.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This second and final volume of Michel de Certeau’s Mystic Fable, brought to fruition despite the author’s death in 1986 (see “Presentation” below) is a close analysis of the prose and poetry of John ... More

Paternal Tyranny

Paternal Tyranny

Arcangela Tarabotti

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226789651
eISBN:
9780226789675
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226789675.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Sharp-witted and sharp-tongued, Arcangela Tarabotti (1604–1652) yearned to be formally educated and enjoy an independent life in Venetian literary circles. But instead, at sixteen, her father forced ... More

Politics of Religious Freedom

Politics of Religious Freedom

Winnifred Fallers Sullivan, Elizabeth Shakman Hurd, and Saba Mahmood (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226248479
eISBN:
9780226248646
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226248646.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In a remarkably short span of time, religious freedom has taken center stage in public and policy debates worldwide. Longstanding legal guarantees of religious freedom built into laws and ... More

Public PulpitsMethodists and Mainline Churches in the Moral Argument of Public Life

Public Pulpits: Methodists and Mainline Churches in the Moral Argument of Public Life

Steven M. Tipton

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226804743
eISBN:
9780226804767
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226804767.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Since the 2000 presidential election, debate over the role of religion in public life has followed a narrow course as pundits and politicians alike have focused on the influence wielded by ... More

Religion, Empire, and TortureThe Case of Achaemenian Persia, with a Postscript on Abu Ghraib

Religion, Empire, and Torture: The Case of Achaemenian Persia, with a Postscript on Abu Ghraib

Bruce Lincoln

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226481968
eISBN:
9780226481913
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226481913.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

How does religion stimulate and feed imperial ambitions and violence? Recently this question has acquired new urgency, and this book approaches the problem via a classic but little-studied case: ... More

Religious Bodies PoliticRituals of Sovereignty in Buryat Buddhism

Religious Bodies Politic: Rituals of Sovereignty in Buryat Buddhism

Anya Bernstein

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226072555
eISBN:
9780226072692
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226072692.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book explores religious transformation among a Siberian people known as Buryats across changing political economies. It argues that under conditions of rapid social transformation such as those ... More

Rescued from the NationAnagarika Dharmapala and the Buddhist World

Rescued from the Nation: Anagarika Dharmapala and the Buddhist World

Steven Kemper

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226199078
eISBN:
9780226199108
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226199108.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book locates Anagarika Dharmapala in the context of a historical moment where nationalisms pulled people in one direction and universalisms in another. Most accounts of his life emphasize the ... More

Revival and AwakeningAmerican Evangelical Missionaries in Iran and the Origins of Assyrian Nationalism

Revival and Awakening: American Evangelical Missionaries in Iran and the Origins of Assyrian Nationalism

Adam H. Becker

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226145280
eISBN:
9780226145457
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226145457.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This book examines how the presence of an American evangelical mission in the borderlands between Qajar Iran and the Ottoman Empire in the nineteenth century contributed to the development of a ... More

River JordanThe Mythology of a Dividing Line

River Jordan: The Mythology of a Dividing Line

Rachel Havrelock

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226319575
eISBN:
9780226319599
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226319599.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

As the site of several miracles in the Jewish and Christian traditions, the Jordan is one of the world's holiest rivers. It is also the major political and symbolic border contested by Israelis and ... More

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