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Scentless

Aviad Kleinberg

in The Sensual God: How the Senses Make the Almighty Senseless

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231174701
eISBN:
9780231540247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174701.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Where one particularly sly Dominican demoniac makes an incredible stink.


The Decline of Hell

John Casey

in After Lives: A Guide to Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195092950
eISBN:
9780199869732
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195092950.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

The Dantean hell was ordered, even hierarchical. The hell of the Catholic Counter‐Reformation, as well as most Protestant versions of hell, gave up that order in the interests of the psychological ... More


Smelling Civic Peril: The Chicago Styx

Adam Mack

in Sensing Chicago: Noisemakers, Strikebreakers, and Muckrakers

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039188
eISBN:
9780252097225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039188.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter focuses on the public debate over the pollution of the Chicago River between the Civil War and the 1871 effort to “reverse” its flow. The Chicago River, which served as the fountainhead ... More


The Stench of Untouchability: Sensory Tactics of a Leper, Legion, and Leaky Woman

Louise J. Lawrence

in Sense and Stigma in the Gospels: Depictions of Sensory-Disabled Characters

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199590087
eISBN:
9780191806551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199590087.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter focuses on characters that are subject to haptic (sense of touch) and olfactory (sense of smell) censure within the gospels alongside ethnographic studies of untouchable groups in India. ... More


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