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The Lives of ObjectsMaterial Culture, Experience, and the Real in the History of Early Christianity

The Lives of Objects: Material Culture, Experience, and the Real in the History of Early Christianity

Maia Kotrosits

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226707440
eISBN:
9780226707617
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226707617.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The Lives of Objects is a psychoanalytic theory-inflected intervention into the materialist and new materialist turns in the study of the ancient and contemporary worlds. Considering physical objects ... More

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

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

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