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Of Crusaders and Crowds

Deirdre de la Cruz

in Mother Figured: Marian Apparitions and the Making of a Filipino Universal

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226314884
eISBN:
9780226315072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226315072.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

Chapter Five focuses on the Rosary, both as a devotional practice and a locus for lay activism. It examines the Family Rosary Crusade (FRC), a Catholic apostolate that was founded in the late 1940s ... More


Religious Life and Devotions

Stephen Haliczer

in Between Exaltation and Infamy: Female Mystics in the Golden Age of Spain

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195148633
eISBN:
9780199869923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195148630.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

In rejecting the Protestant doctrine of justification by grace alone, the Counter‐Reformation reinforced the necessity of good works as the means toward salvation. This led women mystics to develop ... More


The Mystery of the Rosary: Marian Devotion and the Reinvention of Catholicism

Nathan D. Mitchell

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814795910
eISBN:
9780814764497
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814795910.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Ever since its appearance in Europe five centuries ago, the rosary has been a widespread, highly visible symbol of devotion among Roman Catholics. In form, the rosary consists of a ritually repeated ... More


Introduction

Nathan D. Mitchell

in The Mystery of the Rosary: Marian Devotion and the Reinvention of Catholicism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814795910
eISBN:
9780814764497
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814795910.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the book's main themes. This book addresses the following question: How does one account for the rosary's ubiquity, durability, and resilience? The ... More


Toward an Understanding of the ‘Akhmim Style’ Icons and Ciboria: The Indigenous and the Foreign1

Gawdat Gabra and Hany N. Takla

in Christianity and Monasticism in Upper Egypt: Volume 1: Akhmim and Sohag

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774161223
eISBN:
9781617970450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774161223.003.0023
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The Akhmim ciboria and icons with saints displaying rosaries fit into the period between the inimitable Mattary and the sophisticated Ibrahim al-Nasih, who worked between the 1740s and 1780. It is ... More


Proto-Lives: Formations of a Skeletal Biography

Andrew Quintman

in The Yogin and the Madman: Reading the Biographical Corpus of Tibet's Great Saint Milarepa

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164153
eISBN:
9780231535533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164153.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter considers a form of life writing known as “proto-Life/Songs,” signifying the basic literary structure that influenced the writing of Jetsun Milarepa's life story for centuries to come. ... More


“Vain Repetitions”: The Attack on Hindu Mantras

Robert A. Yelle

in The Language of Disenchantment: Protestant Literalism and Colonial Discourse in British India

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199924998
eISBN:
9780199980444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199924998.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Chapter 4 studies the colonial attack on Hindu mantras, chants, and related forms of ritual language, which echoed an earlier Puritan critique of vain repetitions in prayer that was deployed ... More


Flea Catching and the Vanity of Painting

Dalia Judovitz

in Georges de La Tour and the Enigma of the Visible

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780823277438
eISBN:
9780823280551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823277438.003.0005
Subject:
Art, Art Theory and Criticism

This chapter is devoted to an exploration of the role of painting as an instrument of intercession for attaining spiritual insight. Is the supposed “flea” catcher really holding a flea or a rosary ... More


Interlude

Kristin C. Bloomer

in Possessed by the Virgin: Hinduism, Roman Catholicism, and Marian Possession in South India

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190615093
eISBN:
9780190615123
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190615093.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, World Religions, History of Christianity

This interlude serves as a transition from the busy urban Chennai of the previous chapters to the rural quiet of Mātāpuram, a small village in inland Sivagangai District. It also marks the second ... More


Introduction: The American Catholic Century

John T. McGreevy

in Catholics in the American Century: Recasting Narratives of U.S. History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451409
eISBN:
9780801465642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451409.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This introductory chapter begins by examining Time magazine Founding Editor Henry Luce's relationship with the Jesuit priest John Courtney Murray. Luce and Murray's friendship helps orient one's ... More


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