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The Life and Afterlife of Qisha Canon (Qishazang 磧砂藏‎)

Lucille Chia

in Spreading Buddha's Word in East Asia: The Formation and Transformation of the Chinese Buddhist Canon

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231171601
eISBN:
9780231540193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171601.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Chapter 6 delineates the contour of the history of Qisha Canon and its relation to various donor groups.


From Old Worlds to New

Sarah A. Curtis

in Civilizing Habits: Women Missionaries and the Revival of French Empire

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195394184
eISBN:
9780199866595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394184.003.0002
Subject:
History, World Modern History, History of Religion

This chapter introduces missionary Philippine Duchesne, who entered a cloistered Visitation convent in Grenoble in 1787. Forced to leave because of the Revolution, she joined the Religious of the ... More


Impermanent Burials: Relic Deposits

Sonya S. Lee

in Surviving Nirvana: Death of the Buddha in Chinese Visual Culture

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622091252
eISBN:
9789882207448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622091252.003.0116
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter discusses the appearance of the nirvana image in relic deposits of the tenth to twelfth centuries which marks the final episode in the account of the motif's development in medieval ... More


Introduction

Joan Greatrex

in The English Benedictine Cathedral Priories: Rule and Practice, c. 1270-1420

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199250738
eISBN:
9780191728570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250738.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, History of Religion

This chapter provides the general historical background to this study of monastic life in the nine English cathedral priories in the fourteenth century. It includes a detailed survey of the physical ... More


From Beijing to Jiangnan: Ziyong Chengru

Beata Grant

in Eminent Nuns: Women Chan Masters of Seventeenth-Century China

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832025
eISBN:
9780824871758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832025.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter focuses on Chan master Ziying Chengru. It was on Mount Wutai that she met Chan master Gulu Fan, the monk under whom she would receive Dharma transmission. In her brief description of her ... More


An Estranged Wilderness

Sara Ritchey

in Holy Matter: Changing Perceptions of the Material World in Late Medieval Christianity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452536
eISBN:
9780801470950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452536.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter examines the relationship of natural metaphors to their literal referents in the material world by focusing on the status of the wilderness in later medieval Carthusian devotion. It ... More


Subjective Desires: The Role of the Catholic Family Romance in The Nun's Story (1959)

Maureen Sabine

in Veiled Desires: Intimate Portrayals of Nuns in Postwar Anglo-American Film

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780823251650
eISBN:
9780823253043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251650.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Religion

Chapter 3 focuses exclusively on The Nun's Story, a film which still polarizes viewers more than fifty years after its debut. Feminist cultural critics have found it especially hard to sympathize ... More


Sacred Desires: Passion and Pathology in in this House of Brede (1975) and Agnes of God (1985)

Maureen Sabine

in Veiled Desires: Intimate Portrayals of Nuns in Postwar Anglo-American Film

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780823251650
eISBN:
9780823253043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251650.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Religion

Chapter 5 considers why it should be that, in contrast to The Nun's Story, In This House of Brede and Agnes of God pathologize the intense mother-daughter relationships that bloom in the ... More


Superstition in Court and Cloister

Michael D. Bailey

in Fearful Spirits, Reasoned Follies: The Boundaries of Superstition in Late Medieval Europe

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451447
eISBN:
9780801467318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451447.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter examines the heightened debate about two broad categories of superstition that emerged from courts and university cloisters in the fourteenth century. The first category concerns what we ... More


Exporting Peace: Ecclesiology and Evangelism

Jehangir Yezdi Malegam

in The Sleep of Behemoth: Disputing Peace and Violence in Medieval Europe, 1000-1200

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451324
eISBN:
9780801467899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451324.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter chronicles the struggle of early twelfth-century churchmen in making sense of the definition and place of secular activities; the tension between a universal community and an unblemished ... More


Books for the Seeker: Liberal Religion and the Literary Marketplace in the 1990s

Erin A. Smith

in What Would Jesus Read?: Popular Religious Books and Everyday Life in Twentieth-Century America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469621326
eISBN:
9781469621340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469621326.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter examines some of the best-selling mainstream religion/spirituality titles of the 1990s in light of increasing numbers of self-reported “spiritual seekers”—individuals with fluid, dynamic ... More


A Woman for the West Mother Katharine Drexel

Anne M. Butler

in Across God's Frontiers: Catholic Sisters in the American West, 1850-1920

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807835654
eISBN:
9781469601618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807837542_butler.11
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter presents a biographic sketch of Mother Katharine Drexel, a woman from the cloister who shaped entire segments of Catholic education in the American South and the American West. It ... More


Brides of Christ: Conventual Life in Colonial Mexico

Asuncion Lavrin

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804752831
eISBN:
9780804787512
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804752831.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This book invites the modern reader to follow the histories of colonial Mexican nuns inside the cloisters where they pursued a religious vocation or sought shelter from the world. It provides a ... More


Material Visions: Artifacts in Community Contexts

Stacy C. Kozakavich

in The Archaeology of Utopian and Intentional Communities

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813056593
eISBN:
9780813053509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056593.003.0006
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Artifacts made, bought, and used within past intentional communities demand careful interpretation. They may reaffirm or challenge our long-held ideas about a group, and as mute witnesses to the past ... More


The Media of Sensation

Niklaus Largier

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/9780520288423.003.0025
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This chapter discusses the significance of medieval practices of prayer both for the modern rediscovery of media and for the anthropology of sensation. It demonstrates how medieval theories of ... More


Passing on the Lamp: The Dharma Successors of Qiyuan Xinggang

Beata Grant

in Eminent Nuns: Women Chan Masters of Seventeenth-Century China

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832025
eISBN:
9780824871758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832025.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter focuses on Qiyuan Xinggang’s Dharma successors. Qiyuan Xinggang had seven officially designated Dharma heirs, although many more disciples either lived at the Lion-Subduing Chan Cloister ... More


Introduction

Dipesh Chakrabarty

in The Calling of History: Sir Jadunath Sarkar and His Empire of Truth

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226100449
eISBN:
9780226240244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226240244.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

The Introduction explains why and how this book came to be written and introduces Sarkar and Sardesai, the two main historians at the center of the narrative. It situates their historiographical ... More


Daily Life in the Convent

in Brides of Christ: Conventual Life in Colonial Mexico

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804752831
eISBN:
9780804787512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804752831.003.0006
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter examines the daily life of nuns in colonial Mexico, focusing on the permeability of the cloisters and its interdependence with the community outside its walls. It suggests that ... More


Nuns and Priests Sensations of the Cloister: Charlotte Brontë's Villette and the Monologues of Robert Browning

in Catholic Sensationalism and Victorian Literature

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310706
eISBN:
9781846312762
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846312762.003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter examines the contribution of sensational character types, including priests, nuns and monks — and the cloistered life in particular — to the construction and interrogation of gender ... More


Separation, Empowerment, and Flight from Pennsylvania

Aaron Spencer Fogleman

in Two Troubled Souls: An Eighteenth-Century Couple's Spiritual Journey in the Atlantic World

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469608792
eISBN:
9781469612492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469608792.003.0013
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter presents a story included in the Chronicon Ephratense about the return of “John Reignier” to the celibate cloister from 1762 to 1765, this time with his wife. Georg Conrad Beissel, now ... More


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