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Against DogmatismDwelling in Faith and Doubt

Against Dogmatism: Dwelling in Faith and Doubt

Madhuri M. Yadlapati

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037948
eISBN:
9780252095207
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037948.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Many contemporary discussions of religion take an absolute, intractable approach to belief and nonbelief that privileges faith and dogmatism while treating doubt as a threat to religious values. As ... More

Kirtland TempleThe Biography of a Shared Mormon Sacred Space

Kirtland Temple: The Biography of a Shared Mormon Sacred Space

David J. Howlett

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038488
eISBN:
9780252096372
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038488.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The only temple completed by Mormonism's founder, Joseph Smith Jr., the Kirtland Temple in Kirtland, Ohio, receives 30,000 Mormon pilgrims every year. Though the site is sacred to all Mormons, the ... More

Mojo Workin'The Old African American Hoodoo System

Mojo Workin': The Old African American Hoodoo System

Katrina Hazzard-Donald

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037290
eISBN:
9780252094460
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037290.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book explores African Americans' experience and practice of the herbal, healing folk belief tradition known as Hoodoo. Working against conventional scholarship, the book argues that Hoodoo ... More

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