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Fluid Matters: Gendering Holy Blood and Holy Milk

Willy Jansen and Grietje Dresen

in Things: Religion and the Question of Materiality

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823239450
eISBN:
9780823239498
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823239450.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses the religious meanings of blood and milk in Christianity and Islam. It is demonstrated that these meanings matter in the construction of men and women as differently and ... More


Things: Religion and the Question of Materiality

Dick Houtman and Birgit Meyer (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823239450
eISBN:
9780823239498
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823239450.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This volume addresses the relation between religion and things. That relation has long been conceived in antagonistic terms, privileging spirit above matter, belief above ritual and objects, meaning ... More


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