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Saints and Their Cults

Saints and Their Cults Author Stephen Wilson
ISBN-10 0521311810
Release 1985
Pages 437
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This is a paperback edition of a collection of ten papers by different authors on the cult of saints, first published in hard covers in 1983. Six have been translated from French including a pioneering study by Robert Hertz, one of Durkheim's most eminent pupils. The editor provides a wide-ranging general and historical introduction, and a 100- page annotated bibliography covering material on the subject in all disciplines and in four main languages.

A Companion to Middle English Hagiography

A Companion to Middle English Hagiography Author Sarah Salih
ISBN-10 1843840723
Release 2006-01-01
Pages 182
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The saints were the superheroes and the celebrities of medieval England, bridging the gap between heaven and earth, the living and the dead. A vast body of literature evolved during the middle ages to ensure that everyone, from kings to peasants, knew the stories of the lives, deaths and afterlives of the saints. However, despite its popularity and ubiquity, the genre of the Saint's Life has until recently been little studied. This collection introduces the canon of Middle English hagiography; places it in the context of the cults of saints; analyses key themes within hagiographic narrative, including gender, power, violence and history; and, finally, shows how hagiographic themes survived the Reformation. Overall it offers both information for those coming to the genre for the first time, and points forward to new trends in research. Dr SARAH SALIH is a Lecturer in English at the University of East Anglia. Contributors: SAMANTHA RICHES, MARY BETH LONG, CLAIRE M. WATERS, ROBERT MILLS, ANKE BERNAU, KATHERINE J. LEWIS, MATTHEW WOODCOCK

Liturgy Books and Franciscan Identity in Medieval Umbria

Liturgy  Books and Franciscan Identity in Medieval Umbria Author Anna Welch
ISBN-10 9789004304673
Release 2015-10-12
Pages 284
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In Liturgy, Books and Franciscan Identity in Medieval Umbria, Anna Welch explores how early Franciscan friars produced the missals essential to their liturgical lives, and reflects on both the construction of ritual communal identity and historiographic trends regarding this process.

Unruly Gods

Unruly Gods Author Meir Shahar
ISBN-10 0824817249
Release 1996-01
Pages 290
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Unruly Gods: Divinity and Society in China is the first study in English to offer a systematic introduction to the Chinese pantheon of divinities. Until now, Chinese deities have often been presented as mere functionaries and bureaucrats. The essays in this volume eloquently document the existence of other images that allowed Chinese gods to challenge the prevailing power structures and traditional mores of Chinese society. Here are deities who kill their parents, who refuse to marry, who depose their predecessors, who demand cigarettes instead of incense - in short, who challenge all preconceptions about Chinese divinity. The authors draw on a variety of disciplines (history, anthropology, literary studies) and methodologies to throw light on various aspects of the Chinese supernatural. In addition to reflecting the existing order, Chinese gods shaped it, transformed it, and compensated for it, and, as such, this study offers fresh perspectives on the relations between divinity and society in China.

Comparative Perspectives on Judaisms and Jewish Identities

Comparative Perspectives on Judaisms and Jewish Identities Author Stephen Sharot
ISBN-10 9780814337011
Release 2010-11-02
Pages 336
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Provides sociological analyses of religious developments and identities in both historical and contemporary Jewish communities.

Orthodox Russia Belief and Practice Under the Tsars

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ISBN-10 0271046023
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Orthodox Russia Belief and Practice Under the Tsars has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Orthodox Russia Belief and Practice Under the Tsars also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Orthodox Russia Belief and Practice Under the Tsars book for free.

Patroness of Paris

Patroness of Paris Author Moshe Sluhovsky
ISBN-10 9004108513
Release 1998
Pages 266
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The book examines the cult of Sainte Genevieve, patron saint of Paris. Using hagiographic and liturgical documents, as well as municipal, ecclesiastical, and notarial records, it analyzes the religious, political, and social contexts of public devotion in the early modern city.

Living with the Dead in the Middle Ages

Living with the Dead in the Middle Ages Author Patrick J. Geary
ISBN-10 0801480981
Release 1994
Pages 273
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Whereas modern societies tend to banish the dead from the world of the living, medieval men and women acccorded them a vital role in the community. The saints counted most prominently as potential intercessors before God, but the ordinary dead as well were called upon to aid the living, and even to participate in the negotiation of political disputes. In this book, the distinguished medievalist Patrick J. Geary shows how exploring the complex relations between the living and dead can broaden our understanding of the political, economic, and cultural history of medieval Europe. Geary has brought together for this volume twelve of his most influential essays. They address such topics as the development of saints' cults and of the concept of sacred space; the integration of saints' cults into the lives of ordinary people; patterns of relic circulation; and the role of the dead in negotiating the claims and counterclaims of various interest groups. Also included are two case studies of communities that enlisted new patron saints to solve their problems. Throughout, Geary demonstrates that, by reading actions, artifacts, and rituals on an equal footing with texts, we can better grasp the otherness of past societies. Book jacket.

Philippine Duchesne

Philippine Duchesne Author Catherine M. Mooney
ISBN-10 9781556353789
Release 2007-04-03
Pages 278
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Philippine Duchesne has a message for today's world in which the rich seem to be growing richer and the poor to be growing poorer. It is a message of justice and love for all people. It was for this conviction that Philippine, a Religious of the Sacred Heart missionary, became the fourth United States saint in 1988. This book is a bold historical biography of a remarkable woman who struggled her entire life to enflesh God's love and care in human situations. It opens with a critical discussion and forthright examination of how class, gender, and race have been influential factors in the selection of saints, and then details Philippine's life with its many failures and many achievements. It shows how this wealthy woman who belonged to a politically prominent French family decided to dedicate her life and gifts to the poor. It examines her difficulties as Sacred Heart's first missionary in the new world and it tells how this courageous pioneer woman provided free education for those who had long been denied the privilege--young women, the poor, and native Americans. This eminently readable biography provides a clear and scholarly assessment of Duchesne's religious and social world that is ideal for students and professors of U.S. church history. It raises important questions about women, the poor, and marginalized groups in Duchesne's time that are still pertinent to ask today.

Practicing Religion in the Age of the Media

Practicing Religion in the Age of the Media Author Stewart M. Hoover
ISBN-10 9780231505215
Release 2002-03-06
Pages 304
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Increasingly, the religious practices people engage in and the ways they talk about what is meaningful or sacred take place in the context of media culture—in the realm of the so-called secular. Focusing on this intersection of the sacred and the secular, this volume gathers together the work of media experts, religious historians, sociologists of religion, and authorities on American studies and art history. Topics range from Islam on the Internet to the quasi-religious practices of Elvis fans, from the uses of popular culture by the Salvation Army in its early years to the uses of interactive media technologies at the Simon Wiesenthal Center's Beit Hashoah Museum of Tolerance. The issues that the essays address include the public/private divide, the distinctions between the sacred and profane, and how to distinguish between the practices that may be termed "religious" and those that may not.

Sister Thorn and Catholic Mysticism in Modern America

Sister Thorn and Catholic Mysticism in Modern America Author Paula M. Kane
ISBN-10 9781469607610
Release 2013-11-04
Pages 328
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One day in 1917, while cooking dinner at home in Manhattan, Margaret Reilly (1884-1937) felt a sharp pain over her heart and claimed to see a crucifix emerging in blood on her skin. Four years later, Reilly entered the convent of the Sisters of the Good Shepherd in Peekskill, New York, where, known as Sister Mary of the Crown of Thorns, she spent most of her life gravely ill and possibly exhibiting Christ's wounds. In this portrait of Sister Thorn, Paula M. Kane scrutinizes the responses to this American stigmatic's experiences and illustrates the surprising presence of mystical phenomena in twentieth-century American Catholicism. Drawing on accounts by clerical authorities, ordinary Catholics, doctors, and journalists--as well as on medicine, anthropology, and gender studies--Kane explores American Catholic mysticism, setting it in the context of life after World War I and showing the war's impact on American Christianity. Sister Thorn's life, she reveals, marks the beginning of a transition among Catholics from a devotional, Old World piety to a newly confident role in American society.

Must God Remain Greek

Must God Remain Greek Author Robert Earl Hood
ISBN-10 1451417268
Pages 273
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"Must God Remain Greek? brings together, in a fascinating and readable way, the cultural and religious thought and activities of African peoples, Caribbeans, and Afro-Americans to bear upon Christian theology. As a scholar Dr. Hood is at home in the three regions, as well as in the Western Christian tradition. He raises fundamental questions for theology, which have tremendous consequences in the present day of Christian expansion and ecumenical movement.... It is refreshing to see an old problem recast in cultural areas where Christianity is throbbing and thriving."? John S. Mbiti

Encyclopedia of Monasticism

Encyclopedia of Monasticism Author William M. Johnston
ISBN-10 9781136787164
Release 2013-12-04
Pages 2000
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First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Burden of the Flesh

The Burden of the Flesh Author Teresa M. Shaw
ISBN-10 1451418884
Pages 298
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Shaw's rich and fascinating work provides a startling look at early Christian notions of the body - diet, sexuality, the passions, and especially the ideal of virginity - and sheds important light on the growth of Christian ideals that remain powerful cultural forces even today.

Transformation of Muslim Mystical Thought in the Ottoman Empire

Transformation of Muslim Mystical Thought in the Ottoman Empire Author John J Curry
ISBN-10 9780748686919
Release 2010-10-19
Pages 352
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Based on careful study of the substantial and largely unpublished manuscript legacy left by the Halveti mystical order, one of the most influential Sufi orders in the Ottoman Empire, this is a history of the rise and spread of its Sa'baniyye branch betwee

Possible Lives

Possible Lives Author Alison Knowles Frazier
ISBN-10 9780231503396
Release 2005-02-09
Pages 544
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Possible Lives uses the saints'lives written by humanists of the Italian Renaissance to explore the intertwining of classical and religious cultures on the eve of the European Reformation. The lives of saints were among the most reproduced and widely distributed literatures of medieval and early modern Europe. During the century before the Reformation, these narratives of impossible goodness fell into the hands of classicizing intellectuals known as humanists. This study examines how the humanist authors received, criticized, and rewrote the traditional stories of exemplary virtue for patrons and audiences who were surprisingly open to their textual experiments. Drawn from a newly constructed catalog of primary sources in manuscript and print, the cases in this book range from the lure of martyrdom as the West confronted Islam to the use of saints'lives in local politics and the rhetorician's classroom. Frazier discusses the writers'perceptions of historical sanctity, the commanding place of the mendicant friars, and one unique account of a contemporary holy woman. Possible Lives shows that the classical Renaissance was also a saintly Renaissance, as humanists deployed their rhetorical and philological skills to "renew the persuasive force of Christian virtue" and "save the cult of the saints." Combining quantitative and anecdotal approaches in a highly readable series of case studies, Frazier reveals the contextual richness of this little-known and unexpectedly large body of Latin hagiography.

International Studies in Sociology and Social Anthropology

International Studies in Sociology and Social Anthropology Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015066127864
Release 1991
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International Studies in Sociology and Social Anthropology has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from International Studies in Sociology and Social Anthropology also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full International Studies in Sociology and Social Anthropology book for free.