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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

The Truth about Conservative ChristiansWhat They Think and What They Believe

The Truth about Conservative Christians: What They Think and What They Believe

Andrew M. Greeley and Michael Hout

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226306629
eISBN:
9780226306759
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226306759.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Ever since the reelection of President Bush, Conservative Christians have been stereotyped in the popular media: Bible-thumping militants and anti-intellectual zealots determined to impose their ... More

The Unconverted SelfJews, Indians, and the Identity of Christian Europe

The Unconverted Self: Jews, Indians, and the Identity of Christian Europe

Jonathan Boyarin

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226069197
eISBN:
9780226069142
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226069142.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Europe's formative encounter with its “others” is still widely assumed to have come with its discovery of the peoples of the New World. But, as the book argues, long before 1492 Christian Europe ... More

Words, Works, and Ways of KnowingThe Breakdown of Moral Philosophy in New England before the Civil War

Words, Works, and Ways of Knowing: The Breakdown of Moral Philosophy in New England before the Civil War

Sara Paretsky

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226337746
eISBN:
9780226337883
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226337883.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The author, a crime writer, is known the world over for her acclaimed series of mysteries starring Chicago private investigator V. I. Warshawski. Before she started a writing career, the author ... More

Yearnings of the SoulPsychological Thought in Modern Kabbalah

Yearnings of the Soul: Psychological Thought in Modern Kabbalah

Jonathan Garb

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226295800
eISBN:
9780226295947
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226295947.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

For the first time, Yearnings of the Soul: Psychological Thought in Modern Kabbalah takes up one of the most central topics in modern Kabbalah, as well as modern mysticism in general: Psychological ... More

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