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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

The Right to DifferenceFrench Universalism and the Jews

The Right to Difference: French Universalism and the Jews

Maurice Samuels

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226397054
eISBN:
9780226399324
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226399324.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

In contemporary French political culture, the guarantee of universal equality and state secularism (or laïcité) is commonly seen as necessitating the elimination of minority difference from the ... 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

Secularism in Antebellum America

Secularism in Antebellum America

John Lardas Modern

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226533230
eISBN:
9780226533254
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226533254.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Ghosts, railroads, Sing Sing, and sex machines are just a few of the phenomena that appear in this account of religion and society in nineteenth-century America. This book uncovers surprising ... More

Secularizing Islamists?Jama'at-e-Islami and Jama'at-ud-Da'wa in Urban Pakistan

Secularizing Islamists?: Jama'at-e-Islami and Jama'at-ud-Da'wa in Urban Pakistan

Humeira Iqtidar

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226384689
eISBN:
9780226384702
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226384702.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This book provides an in-depth analysis of two Islamist parties in Pakistan: the highly influential Jama'at-e-Islami; and the more militant Jama'at-ud-Da'wa, widely blamed for the November 2008 ... More

Sensible EcstasyMysticism, Sexual Difference, and the Demands of History

Sensible Ecstasy: Mysticism, Sexual Difference, and the Demands of History

Amy Hollywood

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226349510
eISBN:
9780226349466
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226349466.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This book investigates the attraction to excessive forms of mysticism among twentieth-century French intellectuals and demonstrates the work that the figure of the mystic does for these thinkers. ... More

The Serpent's GiftGnostic Reflections on the Study of Religion

The Serpent's Gift: Gnostic Reflections on the Study of Religion

Jeffrey J. Kripal

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226453804
eISBN:
9780226453828
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226453828.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

“Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field.” With those words in Genesis, God condemns the serpent for tempting Adam and Eve, and the serpent ... More

Shaking the World for JesusMedia and Conservative Evangelical Culture

Shaking the World for Jesus: Media and Conservative Evangelical Culture

Heather Hendershot

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226326795
eISBN:
9780226326801
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226326801.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In 1999, the Reverend Jerry Falwell outed Tinky-Winky, the purple character from TV's Teletubbies. Events such as this reinforced in many quarters the common idea that evangelicals are reactionary, ... More

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