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Purity

David Chidester

in Wild Religion: Tracking the Sacred in South Africa

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520273078
eISBN:
9780520951570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273078.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter describes Zulu ritual purity. This tradition invokes a rite that applies “white” medicines to purify oneself (ukuphothula) from the effects of “black” medicines, associated with ... More


Women’s Work: Gendered Space and the Dangerous Labor of (Virgin) Birth

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/9780190615093.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, World Religions, History of Christianity

This chapter begins with the story of Sahaya Mary, a resident of Dhanam’s village who struggled with a difficult pregnancy and marriage and was healed by Mātā, who diagnosed her as being possessed by ... More


The Invulnerability of Integrity: Early Texts and Commentators

Michael D. K. Ing

in The Vulnerability of Integrity in Early Confucian Thought

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190679118
eISBN:
9780190679149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190679118.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter looks at arguments for the invulnerability of integrity as articulated by early Confucians and later Confucian interpreters. It begins by sketching out a tension found throughout the ... More


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