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Aesthetics of RenewalMartin Buber's Early Representation of Hasidism as Kulturkritik

Aesthetics of Renewal: Martin Buber's Early Representation of Hasidism as Kulturkritik

Martina Urban

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226842707
eISBN:
9780226842738
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226842738.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Martin Buber's embrace of Hasidism at the start of the twentieth century was instrumental to the revival of this popular form of Jewish mysticism. Hoping to instigate a Jewish cultural and spiritual ... More

All the Names of the LordLists, Mysticism, and Magic

All the Names of the Lord: Lists, Mysticism, and Magic

Valentina Izmirlieva

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226388700
eISBN:
9780226388724
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226388724.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This book began its journey with two texts and two conjectures. The texts were chosen to represent two alternative models for listing the names of God: an open-ended list and a closed series of ... More

Arts of WonderEnchanting Secularity - Walter De Maria, Diller + Scofidio, James Turrell, Andy Goldsworthy

Arts of Wonder: Enchanting Secularity - Walter De Maria, Diller + Scofidio, James Turrell, Andy Goldsworthy

Jeffrey L. Kosky

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226451060
eISBN:
9780226451084
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226451084.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

The fate of our times is characterized by rationalization and intellectualization and, above all, by “the disenchantment of the world.” Max Weber’s statement remains a dominant interpretation of the ... More

Autobiography and Other Writings

Autobiography and Other Writings

Ana de San Bartolome

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226143712
eISBN:
9780226143736
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226143736.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Ana de San Bartolomé (1549–1626), a contemporary and close associate of St. Teresa of Àvila, typifies the curious blend of religious activism and spiritual forcefulness that characterized the first ... More

Becoming a New SelfPractices of Belief in Early Modern Catholicism

Becoming a New Self: Practices of Belief in Early Modern Catholicism

Moshe Sluhovsky

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226472850
eISBN:
9780226473048
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226473048.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Early Christian monastic spiritual practices of self-formation became increasingly popular in late medieval and early modern Catholicism. Now, for the first time in the history of Christian ... More

Beheading the SaintNationalism, Religion, and Secularism in Quebec

Beheading the Saint: Nationalism, Religion, and Secularism in Quebec

Geneviève Zubrzycki

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226391540
eISBN:
9780226391717
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226391717.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Beheading the Saint analyzes the genesis and transformation of national identity in Québec from the mid-nineteenth century to the present, with specific attention to the secularization of French ... More

The Birth of InsightMeditation, Modern Buddhism, and the Burmese Monk Ledi Sayadaw

The Birth of Insight: Meditation, Modern Buddhism, and the Burmese Monk Ledi Sayadaw

Erik Braun

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226000800
eISBN:
9780226000947
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226000947.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book explores the rise of insight meditation (vipassanā) as a widespread lay movement in Burma during British colonial rule. It does this through a study of one of its key architects, the ... More

Bonds of the DeadTemples, Burial, and the Transformation of Contemporary Japanese Buddhism

Bonds of the Dead: Temples, Burial, and the Transformation of Contemporary Japanese Buddhism

Mark Michael Rowe

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226730134
eISBN:
9780226730165
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226730165.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Despite popular images of priests seeking enlightenment in snow-covered mountain temples, the central concern of Japanese Buddhism is death. For that reason, Japanese Buddhism's social and economic ... More

Church MotherThe Writings of a Protestant Reformer in Sixteenth-Century Germany

Church Mother: The Writings of a Protestant Reformer in Sixteenth-Century Germany

Katharina Schutz Zell

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226979663
eISBN:
9780226979687
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226979687.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Imbued with character and independence, strength and articulateness, humor and conviction, abundant biblical knowledge and intense compassion, Katharina Schütz Zell (1498–1562) was an outspoken ... More

Consuming Religion

Consuming Religion

Kathryn Lofton

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226481937
eISBN:
9780226482125
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226482125.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

The essays in this book offer a profile of religion and its relationship to consumption in the modern period. Together they demonstrate how religion manifests in efforts to mass-produce relations of ... More

Ecce HomoThe Male-Body-in-Pain as Redemptive Figure

Ecce Homo: The Male-Body-in-Pain as Redemptive Figure

Kent L. Brintnall

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226074696
eISBN:
9780226074719
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226074719.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Images of suffering male bodies permeate Western culture, from Francis Bacon's paintings and Robert Mapplethorpe's photographs to the battered heroes of action movies. Drawing on perspectives from a ... More

Empire of ReligionImperialism and Comparative Religion

Empire of Religion: Imperialism and Comparative Religion

David Chidester

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226117263
eISBN:
9780226117577
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226117577.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Providing a new history of the study of religion, Empire of Religion locates knowledge about religion and religions within the power relations of imperial ambitions, colonial situations, and ... More

EmptinessFeeling Christian in America

Emptiness: Feeling Christian in America

John Corrigan

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226237466
eISBN:
9780226237633
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226237633.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

American Christians value the feeling of emptiness and seek to cultivate it, believing that the more profoundly they experience emptiness the greater their longing for God and the nearer they draw to ... More

Faithful RenderingsJewish-Christian Difference and the Politics of Translation

Faithful Renderings: Jewish-Christian Difference and the Politics of Translation

Naomi Seidman

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226745053
eISBN:
9780226745077
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226745077.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This book reads translation history through the lens of Jewish–Christian difference, which, conversely, it views as an effect of translation. Subjecting translation to a theological-political ... More

The Figural JewPolitics and Identity in Postwar French Thought

The Figural Jew: Politics and Identity in Postwar French Thought

Sarah Hammerschlag

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226315119
eISBN:
9780226315133
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226315133.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

The rootless Jew, wandering disconnected from history, homeland, and nature, was often the target of early twentieth-century nationalist rhetoric aimed against modern culture. But following World War ... More

Finding Mecca in AmericaHow Islam Is Becoming an American Religion

Finding Mecca in America: How Islam Is Becoming an American Religion

Mucahit Bilici

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226049564
eISBN:
9780226922874
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226922874.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The events of 9/11 had a profound impact on American society, but they had an even more lasting effect on Muslims living in the United States. Once practically invisible, they suddenly found ... More

Foucault and the KamasutraThe Courtesan, the Dandy, and the Birth of Ars Erotica as Theater in India

Foucault and the Kamasutra: The Courtesan, the Dandy, and the Birth of Ars Erotica as Theater in India

Sanjay K. Gautam

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226348308
eISBN:
9780226348582
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226348582.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This book is an historical exploration into the origins of the the Kāmasūtra, a treatise on sexual-erotic pleasure, and the Nātyaśāstra, a treatise on theater, music, dance, and aesthetic pleasure in ... More

Friends of the Unrighteous MammonNorthern Christians and Market Capitalism, 1815-1860

Friends of the Unrighteous Mammon: Northern Christians and Market Capitalism, 1815-1860

Stewart Davenport

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226137063
eISBN:
9780226137087
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226137087.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

What did Protestants in America think about capitalism when capitalism was first something to be thought about? The Bible told antebellum Christians that they could not serve both God and mammon, but ... More

God Being NothingToward a Theogony

God Being Nothing: Toward a Theogony

Ray L. Hart

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226359625
eISBN:
9780226359762
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226359762.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

God Being Nothing: Toward a Theogony challenges and contests traditional understandings of God in favor of a God in process: a God determinately unfinished. The author deconstructs and radically ... More

HeartwoodThe First Generation of Theravada Buddhism in America

Heartwood: The First Generation of Theravada Buddhism in America

Wendy Cadge

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226088990
eISBN:
9780226089010
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226089010.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Theravada is one of the three main branches of Buddhism. In Asia it is practiced widely in Thailand, Laos, Burma, Sri Lanka, and Cambodia. This ethnography opens a window onto two communities of ... More

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