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The Ascendency of the Erotic

Tony K. Stewart

in The Final Word: The Caitanya Caritamrita and the Grammar of Religious Tradition

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195392722
eISBN:
9780199777327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195392722.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Caitanya was recognized among Vaiṣṇavas of Nadīyā as Gaura, Golden One. Locana Dāsa’s Caitanya maṅgala told how devotees developed an overt affection labeled gaura nāgara bhāva, while local poets ... More


Pornography and Violence

Adam G. Cooper

in Life in the Flesh: An Anti-Gnostic Spiritual Philosophy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199546626
eISBN:
9780191720208
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546626.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Pornography cultivates a cult of the flesh in which sex and the flesh are abstracted, etherealized, and finally destroyed. De Sade's vision of unlimited lust gives way to a pornocracy in which ... More


 Sexuality and Religious Passion: The Somatics of Spiritual Transformation

Robert C. Fuller

in Spirituality in the Flesh: Bodily Sources of Religious Experiences

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195369175
eISBN:
9780199871186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369175.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Sexuality represents a powerful life force within us, constituting our body's grand biological imperative. It should not surprise us, then, that our erotic energies often flow naturally into ... More


Heavenly Speculations

John Casey

in After Lives: A Guide to Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195092950
eISBN:
9780199869732
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195092950.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

The English speculated in an empirical way about heaven (as they had done about hell) in the seventeenth and eighteenth Centuries. Isaac Watts envisaged what was virtually a Royal Society of ... More


Toward a Theology of Eros: Transfiguring Passion at the Limits of Discipline

Virginia Burrus and Catherine Keller (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226351
eISBN:
9780823236718
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226351.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

What does theology have to say about the place of eroticism in the salvific transformation of men and women, even of the cosmos itself? How, in turn, does eros infuse theological ... More


Meanings in Motion

Frank Graziano

in Wounds of Love: The Mystical Marriage of Saint Rose of Lima

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195136401
eISBN:
9780199835164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195136403.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

An analysis of what mysticism might mean if its underlying presumptions–that God desires suffering, that mystics marry Christ–are false. Also explores trends in the scholarship on female mysticism, ... More


Pericles and Eros: Caught between Civic Unity and Political Subversion

Vincent Azoulay

in Pericles of Athens

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691154596
eISBN:
9781400851171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154596.003.0008
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines two contradictory aspects of eros in Pericles' life. In the Greek world, eros did not correspond to any romantic sentiment, nor did it bear any similarity to the wishy-washy ... More


Black Sexual Economies: Race and Sex in a Culture of Capital

Adrienne D. Davis and BSE Collective (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780252042645
eISBN:
9780252051494
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042645.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This book is a compilation of contemporary and previously unpublished scholarship on Black sexualities. The sixteen essays work to untangle the complex mechanisms of dominance and subordination as ... More


Contesting the Ascetic Language of Eros: Textual Fluidity in the Apocryphal Acts of the Apostles

Kim Haines-Eitzen

in The Gendered Palimpsest: Women, Writing, and Representation in Early Christianity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195171297
eISBN:
9780199918140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171297.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The Apocryphal Acts of the Apostles use a particularly charged erotic language in the service of an ascetic message. Scholars have long found commonalities between these early Christian “novels” and ... More


Introduction

Ana Carden‐Coyne

in Reconstructing the Body: Classicism, Modernism, and the First World War

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199546466
eISBN:
9780191720659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546466.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The story of the First World War is usually about suffering and traumatic memories. This introductory chapter sets out the main themes of the book, exploring the ways in which people recovered from ... More


Performing the New Civilization

Ana Carden‐Coyne

in Reconstructing the Body: Classicism, Modernism, and the First World War

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199546466
eISBN:
9780191720659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546466.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter focuses on the performance of female bodies in the classical revival dance movement. It explores the discourse of physical liberation through fitness and beauty, and how that worked ... More


Revenant Lovers

Timothy Chesters

in Ghost Stories in Late Renaissance France: Walking by Night

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199599806
eISBN:
9780191723537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599806.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, European Literature

This chapter considers another possibility raised by return in the body: sexual congress with the dead. The first section examines the very limited corpus of ghost narratives in which divinely ... More


Particularity and Physicality

Richard Parish

in Catholic Particularity in Seventeenth-Century French Writing: 'Christianity is Strange'

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199596669
eISBN:
9780191729126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199596669.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Church History

The second chapter moves on to the central Christian doctrine of the Incarnation. It considers the role of Judaism in Christian apologetics, and examines the specifics of Christ’s life, looking in ... More


Asceticism and Eroticism in Medieval Jewish Philosophical and Mystical Exegesis of the Song of Songs

Elliot R. Wolfson

in With Reverence for the Word: Medieval Scriptural Exegesis in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195137279
eISBN:
9780199849482
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195137279.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

The ascetic impulse manifested in pious devotion may be rooted in erotic desire, which is a recurring element in the phenomenology of religious experience. Matters pertaining to the sacred can be ... More


Secrets in the Seats: The Erotic, the Paranormal, and the Free Spirit

Jeffrey J. Kripal

in Teaching Mysticism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199751198
eISBN:
9780199918782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751198.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter proceeds from the assumption that the direct personal experiences of the students inevitably constitute either the unspoken subtext or the creative context of a class on mysticism. The ... More


Homotropics: Queer Travels and New Homelands

Holly Furneaux

in Queer Dickens: Erotics, Families, Masculinities

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199566099
eISBN:
9780191721915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566099.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter offers a detailed look at the limitations to the domestic accommodation of queer desires, investigating the homoerotic possibilities of overseas locales. It explores those desires that ... More


Negative Ecstasies: Georges Bataille and the Study of Religion

Jeremy Biles and Kent Brintnall (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780823265190
eISBN:
9780823266890
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823265190.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Despite Georges Bataille’s acknowledged influence on major poststructuralist thinkers—including Foucault, Derrida, Kristeva, Lacan, Baudrillard, and Barthes—and his prominence in literary, cultural, ... More


The Cinematic Bodies of Eastern Europe and Russia: Between Pain and Pleasure

Ewa Mazierska, Matilda Mroz, and Elzbieta Ostrowska (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474405140
eISBN:
9781474426718
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474405140.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This edited collection is the first book to draw together a range of theoretical and critical approaches relating to the filmed human bodies of Eastern European and Russian cinema. While much ... More


Funk the Erotic: Transaesthetics and Black Sexual Cultures

L. H. Stallings

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039591
eISBN:
9780252097683
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039591.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

Funk, this book exclaims, is a multisensory and multidimensional philosophy used in conjunction with the erotic, eroticism, and black erotica. It is the affect that shapes film, performance, sound, ... More


Spanish Erotic Cinema

Santiago Fouz-Hernandez (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474400473
eISBN:
9781474434744
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474400473.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book covers a significant part of the history of Spanish film, from the 1920s until the present day. Starting with a study of the kiss in silent films, the volume explores homoerotic narratives ... More


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