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The final reformation

Lionel Laborie

in Enlightening Enthusiasm: Prophecy and religious experience in early eighteenth-century England

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719089886
eISBN:
9781526104007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089886.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Chapter 3 explores the French Prophets’ system of beliefs against the backdrop of contemporary denominations in an attempt to understand their spiritual appeal to an English audience. It explores ... More


You Can’t Talk behind the Holy Spirit’s Back: Christianity and Changing Language Ideologies in a Papua New Guinea Society

Joel Robbins

in Consequences of Contact: Language Ideologies and Sociocultural Transformations in Pacific Societies

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195324983
eISBN:
9780199869398
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195324983.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter begins with the claim that language ideologies stand in complex relationships to ideologies of material exchange. It argues that in Melanesia, contemporary changes in language ideology ... More


Trance Mediums and New Media: Spirit Possession in the Age of Technical Reproduction

Heike Behrend, Anja Dreschke, and Martin Zillinger (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823253807
eISBN:
9780823260966
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823253807.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This volume explores the interferences of trance mediums and new technical media to add a new perspective to the ongoing debates on the “renaissance of the religious” which has been challenging ... More


Exercised Bodies, Impulsive Bibles

Douglas L. Winiarski

in Darkness Falls on the Land of Light: Experiencing Religious Awakenings in Eighteenth-Century New England

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469628264
eISBN:
9781469628288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469628264.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

George Whitefield’s innovative doctrine of the Holy Spirit as an indwelling principle proved to be a perplexing issue for may Congregationalists. Part 3 tells the story of one man’s struggle to ... More


Spaces of Refusal: Photophobic Spirits and the Technical Medium of Photography

Heike Behrend

in Trance Mediums and New Media: Spirit Possession in the Age of Technical Reproduction

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823253807
eISBN:
9780823260966
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823253807.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In the West, photography and spirit, far from being opposites, have been seen as peculiarly analogous and adapted to one another. Since the beginning of spirit photography in the 1860s, the camera, ... More


Introduction: Trance Mediums and New Media

Heike Behrend and Martin Zillinger

in Trance Mediums and New Media: Spirit Possession in the Age of Technical Reproduction

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823253807
eISBN:
9780823260966
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823253807.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Ongoing debates about the “return of religion” have paid little attention to the orgiastic and enthusiastic qualities of religiosity, despite a significant increase in the use of techniques of trance ... More


On the Subject of Spirit Mediumship in the Age of New Media

Rosalind C. Morris

in Trance Mediums and New Media: Spirit Possession in the Age of Technical Reproduction

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823253807
eISBN:
9780823260966
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823253807.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In this chapter, Rosalind Morris makes comparative reference to African and Southeast Asian traditions of mediumship in order to ask how mediums and mediumship are responding to contemporary ... More


The origins of the French Prophets

Lionel Laborie

in Enlightening Enthusiasm: Prophecy and religious experience in early eighteenth-century England

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719089886
eISBN:
9781526104007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089886.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Chapter 1 traces the footsteps of the French Prophets from their origins in the Cévennes mountains in Languedoc to their arrival in London in the summer 1706. It identities the Camisards as a poorer ... More


Tragic Spirits: Shamanism, Memory, and Gender in Contemporary Mongolia

Manduhai Buyandelger

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226086552
eISBN:
9780226013091
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226013091.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

When state socialism collapsed in Mongolia and the chaos of neoliberal “shock therapy” took hold, like most other herders throughout the country, the ethnic nomadic Buryats were left without means of ... More


A Sacred Communion: The Catholic Side of Possession in The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman and Two Wings to Veil My Face

Erin Michael Salius

in Sacraments of Memory: Catholicism and Slavery in Contemporary African American Literature

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780813056890
eISBN:
9780813053677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056890.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

Chapter 2 focuses on another trope that upsets the realist and rationalist discourse of slavery: spirit possession. Whereas existing scholarship stresses the postmodernist resonances of this trope, ... More


Madness Experienced as Faith: Temple Healing in North India

Anubha Sood

in Our Most Troubling Madness: Case Studies in Schizophrenia Across Cultures

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520291089
eISBN:
9780520964945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291089.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

Spirit possession is what anthropologists call a common “idiom of distress” in India. That is, anthropologists observe that spirit possession is a way of behaving that signals emotional trouble. ... More


Media and Manifestation: The Aesthetics and Politics of Plenitude in Central India

Christopher Pinney

in Trance Mediums and New Media: Spirit Possession in the Age of Technical Reproduction

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823253807
eISBN:
9780823260966
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823253807.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The political claims made by a Dalit (ex-Untouchable) medium in central India lie at the heart of this paper. They encompass the political potentiality of manifestation, and the liberating ... More


Media Transformations: Music, Goddess Embodiment, and Politics in Western Orissa/India

Lidia Guzy

in Trance Mediums and New Media: Spirit Possession in the Age of Technical Reproduction

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823253807
eISBN:
9780823260966
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823253807.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The paper investigates the characteristics of music as medium of social, religious and political messages. The music of the ganda baja village orchestras played by marginalised musicians represents ... More


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