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Bringing the Sacred Down to Earth: Adventures in Comparative Religion

Corinne G. Dempsey

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199860333
eISBN:
9780199919598
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199860333.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Bringing the Sacred Down to Earth celebrates the merits of carefully contextualized comparison as an illuminating approach to the study of religion. Drawing from ethnographical work in ... More


“Christ Appeared”: Material Religion and the Conquest of Mexico

Jennifer Scheper Hughes

in Biography of a Mexican Crucifix: Lived Religion and Local Faith from the Conquest to the Present

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195367065
eISBN:
9780199867370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367065.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Church History

In 1543 the Cristo Aparecido appeared to the Spanish missionary friar, Antonio Roa, and to the community of newly converted indigenous Christians of the pueblo of Totolapan (in modern-day Morelos, ... More


Biography of a Mexican Crucifix: Lived Religion and Local Faith from the Conquest to the Present

Jennifer Scheper Hughes

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195367065
eISBN:
9780199867370
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367065.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Mexico is famous for its notoriously graphic and bloody crucifixes depicting the broken and tortured body of Jesus on the cross. Images of Christ’s suffering frequently outnumber images of the Virgin ... More


Religion: Material Dynamics

David Chidester

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520297654
eISBN:
9780520969933
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520297654.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Religion: Material Dynamics is a lively resource for thinking about religious materiality and the material study of religion. Deconstructing and reconstructing religion as material categories, social ... More


Introduction: Material Dynamics

David Chidester

in Religion: Material Dynamics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520297654
eISBN:
9780520969933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520297654.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter provides an introduction to the book by identifying its basic structure—categories, formations, and circulations. Looking beyond religious studies, not in a temporal but in a spatial ... More


Introduction

Susan Niditch

in The Responsive Self: Personal Religion in Biblical Literature of the Neo-Babylonian and Persian Periods

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780300166361
eISBN:
9780300166538
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300166361.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The Introduction discusses ways in which the study of “religion as lived” and “material religion” relate to the study of personal religion in the Bible. The contributions of scholars including Robert ... More


Religion, Art, and Money: Episcopalians and American Culture from the Civil War to the Great Depression

Peter W. Williams

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469626970
eISBN:
9781469628134
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626970.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This cultural history of mainline Protestantism and American cities--most notably, New York City--focuses on rich, city-dwelling Episcopalians and what they did with their money. Peter Williams ... More


Hymn, Prayer, and Garden

Patricia Appelbaum

in St. Francis of America: How a Thirteenth-Century Friar Became America's Most Popular Saint

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469623740
eISBN:
9781469624990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469623740.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter traces the history and meanings of three important cultural artifacts related to St. Francis: the hymn, “All Creatures of our God and King”; the “Prayer of St. Francis,” or “Peace ... More


Can Commodities be Sacred?: Material Religion in Seoul and Hanoi

Laurel Kendall

in Handbook of Religion and the Asian City: Aspiration and Urbanization in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780520281226
eISBN:
9780520961081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520281226.003.0020
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines material religion in Seoul and Hanoi by focusing on the production and circulation of sacred goods and services in the two Asian cities. In particular, it considers how notions ... More


Catholicism and the Study of Religion

Birgit Meyer

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/9780520288423.003.0024
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This chapter argues that deeper knowledge about Catholic religiosity – regarding theological ideas, rituals as well as everyday practice – is important to allow for a shift in perspective so as to ... More


The Unwaved Flag: Everyday and Banal Forms of Non-Religion

Lois Lee

in Recognizing the Non-religious: Reimagining the Secular

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198736844
eISBN:
9780191800436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198736844.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Religion and Society

This chapter focuses on material and symbolic non-religious representations, calling particular attention to the banal forms that surround people in contemporary England, as, perhaps, elsewhere. ... More


God Pictures in Korean Contexts: The Ownership and Meaning of Shaman Paintings

Laurel Kendall, Jongsung Yang, and Yul Soo Yoon

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824847647
eISBN:
9780824868338
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824847647.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

“What is a Korean shaman painting?” Or perhaps, “When is a Korean shaman painting?” What makes a shaman painting more than “just a painting”? Painted Gods describes the active lives that Korean ... More


Out of the Shadows: Non-Religious and Secularist Bodies in Relief

Lois Lee

in Recognizing the Non-religious: Reimagining the Secular

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198736844
eISBN:
9780191800436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198736844.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Religion and Society

This chapter explores the challenging and contested idea of a secular body. It considers how distinguishing between non-religiosity, secularism, and secularity helps identify distinct forms of ... More


Mercury and Materialism: Images of Mercury and the Tabernae of Pompeii

Duncan E. MacRae

in Tracking Hermes, Pursuing Mercury

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198777342
eISBN:
9780191823060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198777342.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Religions

This chapter examines images of Mercury in relation to spaces of commerce in Pompeii in light of recent theorizations of material religion. Mercury was a familiar sight for Pompeian shoppers: he was ... More


Miraculous Images and Votive Offerings in Mexico

Frank Graziano

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780199790869
eISBN:
9780190279257
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199790869.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Miraculous Images and Votive Offerings in Mexico is based on fieldwork at several shrines and basilicas and is supported by research in a vast, interdisciplinary body of previous scholarship. The ... More


‘Plaster saints’ or ‘spiritual friends’?: St Thérèse of Lisieux, St Bernadette Soubirous and the Forty Martyrs

Alana Harris

in Faith in the family: A lived religious history of English Catholicism, 1945-82

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780719085741
eISBN:
9781781706503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719085741.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter addresses the shifting hagiographical traditions surrounding St Thérèse of Lisieux and St Bernadette Soubirous. It argues that there was a movement from the presentation of these saints ... More


Introduction: The Lives of Korean Shaman Paintings

Laurel Kendall, Jongsung Yang, and Yul Soo Yoon

in God Pictures in Korean Contexts: The Ownership and Meaning of Shaman Paintings

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824847647
eISBN:
9780824868338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824847647.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

We present a broad overview, describing, in general terms, what we mean by “shaman painting” and how we will be approaching them as objects that have been appreciated as art and as objects that are ... More


Feeling the Word: Sensing Scripture at Salvation Mountain

Sara M. Patterson

in The Bible in American Life

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780190468910
eISBN:
9780190468958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190468910.003.0027
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Biblical Studies

This chapter explores how pilgrims to Salvation Mountain, a work of outsider religious art in the Californian desert and a sacred space for many, engage the biblical message of the artwork. It begins ... More


Numinous Dress / Iconic Costume: Korean Shamans Dressed for the Gods and for the Camera

Laurel Kendall

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/9780823253807.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Costuming is part of the process that enables a Koran shaman to manifest a god.  In this chapter, anthropologist Laurel Kendall considers how costumes in bold primary colors contribute to the sensory ... More


Painted Gods at Home

Laurel Kendall, Jongsung Yang, and Yul Soo Yoon

in God Pictures in Korean Contexts: The Ownership and Meaning of Shaman Paintings

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824847647
eISBN:
9780824868338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824847647.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

We examining the relationships and protocols that obtain between shamans, gods, and paintings, elaborating our discussion about the paintings’ “purification” as art by focusing on the animating, ... More


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