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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

Shamanic Trance in Modern Kabbalah

Shamanic Trance in Modern Kabbalah

Jonathan Garb

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226282077
eISBN:
9780226282060
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226282060.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This book explores the shamanic dimensions of Jewish mysticism. The author integrates methods and models from the social sciences, comparative religion, and Jewish studies to offer a view of the ... More

The Short ChronicleA Poor Clare's Account of the Reformation of Geneva

The Short Chronicle: A Poor Clare's Account of the Reformation of Geneva

Jeanne de Jussie

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226417059
eISBN:
9780226417073
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226417073.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Jeanne de Jussie (1503–61) experienced the Protestant Reformation from within the walls of the Convent of Saint Clare in Geneva. In her impassioned and engaging Short Chronicle, she offers a singular ... More

Sinister Yogis

Sinister Yogis

David Gordon White

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226895130
eISBN:
9780226895154
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226895154.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Since the 1960s, yoga has become a billion-dollar industry in the West, attracting housewives and hipsters, New Agers and the old-aged. But our modern conception of yoga derives much from ... More

Socrates & the Fat Rabbis

Socrates & the Fat Rabbis

Daniel Boyarin

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226069166
eISBN:
9780226069180
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226069180.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

What kind of literature is the Talmud? To answer this question, the book looks to an unlikely source: the dialogues of Plato. In these ancient texts it finds similarities, both in their combination ... More

Socrates and the JewsHellenism and Hebraism from Moses Mendelssohn to Sigmund Freud

Socrates and the Jews: Hellenism and Hebraism from Moses Mendelssohn to Sigmund Freud

Miriam Leonard

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226472478
eISBN:
9780226472492
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226472492.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

“What has Athens to do with Jerusalem?” Asked by the early Christian Tertullian, this question was vigorously debated in the nineteenth century. While classics dominated the intellectual life of ... More

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