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Rhetoric of the Heart: Figuring the Body in Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

David Morgan

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/9780823239450.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter addresses modern Catholic devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, originating in the appearances of Jesus experienced by nun Margaret-Mary Alacoque (1647–90). Since the seventeenth ... More


Perpetual Devotion: A Sixteenth-Century Machine That Prays

Elizabeth King

in Genesis Redux: Essays in the History and Philosophy of Artificial Life

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226720807
eISBN:
9780226720838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226720838.003.0013
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter portrays the power of an artificial being to provoke a response in “Perpetual Devotion.” A portrait of Diego de Alcalá is reported. It is believed that Diego's saintly attributes are ... More


Excerpt from “St Besse: A Study of an Alpine Cult”

Robert Hertz

in Anthropology of Catholicism: A Reader

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520288423
eISBN:
9780520963368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520288423.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

The works of French sociologist Robert Hertz (1881–1915) are now staple readings in general anthropology. This study of the cult of a saint in the Italian Alps is lesser known than Hertz’s celebrated ... More


Excerpt from “Tarantism and Catholicism”

Ernesto de Martino

in Anthropology of Catholicism: A Reader

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520288423
eISBN:
9780520963368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520288423.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

Ernesto de Martino (1908–65) could be described as one of the founding figures of Italian ethnology. Until his work was translated into English, he was fairly unknown to English-speaking ... More


Excerpt from “Iconophily and Iconoclasm in Marian Pilgrimage”

Victor Turner and Edith Turner

in Anthropology of Catholicism: A Reader

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520288423
eISBN:
9780520963368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520288423.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

Before he died, the well-known anthropologist of African religion Victor Turner (1920–83) turned his attention to Catholic forms of pilgrimage and, with Edith Turner, traveled across the world ... More


The Rosary as a Meditation on Death at a Marian Apparition Shrine

Ellen Badone

in Anthropology of Catholicism: A Reader

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520288423
eISBN:
9780520963368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520288423.003.0016
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

Based on an ethnography of a Marian shrine in northwestern France, this chapter explores the symbols and metaphors of mortality that permeate ritual at the shrine.  Through the presentation of ... More


The Last Things

Linden Bicket

in George Mackay Brown and the Scottish Catholic Imagination

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474411653
eISBN:
9781474435147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474411653.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The book’s epilogue revisits the key features of Brown’s Catholic sacramental universe. It notes the significance of biblical echo, allusion, and Brown’s saints, martyrs, reformers, and ... More


The individual in the community

Mairi Cowan

in Death, life, and religious change in Scottish towns c. 1350-1560

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719080234
eISBN:
9781781705704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719080234.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter examines Scottish townspeople’s personal and private religious practices by considering religious exclusion, private devotion, personal donations to religious institutions, and the case ... More


Documentary and Performance

Christopher Pullen

in Straight Girls and Queer Guys: The Hetero Media Gaze in Film and Television

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780748694846
eISBN:
9781474418485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694846.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter considers the representation of the straight girl and the queer guy within varying documentary media forms, considering the notions of social agency and performativity. Foregrounding ... More


The devotional landscape of medieval Irish cultural Catholicism inter hibernicos et inter anglicos, c.1200–c.1550

Salvador Ryan

in Irish Catholic Identities

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719097317
eISBN:
9781781708569
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097317.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Here the issue of cultural Catholicism is examined for late medieval Ireland c. 1200-c1550, by way of devotional cults and practices. Such evidence as survives allows us to draw some conclusions ... More


Sītā: Enduring Example for Women

Heidi R. Pauwels

in The Oxford History of Hinduism: The Goddess

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198767022
eISBN:
9780191821226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198767022.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism, World Religions

The impulse in Hinduism to attribute divinity to women is well demonstrated in the legend of Sītā. Her unconditional devotion to her husband Rāma qualifies her as worthy of devotion, particularly ... More


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