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Cahokia: A World Renewal Cult Heterarchy

A. Martin Byers

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813029580
eISBN:
9780813039183
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813029580.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

Cahokia is located in the northern expanse of the American Bottom, the largest of the Mississippian flood plains, and opposite St. Louis, Missouri. This book overturns the current political ... More


Sufis & Saints' Bodies: Mysticism, Corporeality, and Sacred Power in Islam

Scott A. Kugle

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807830819
eISBN:
9781469602684
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807872772_kugle
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Islam is often described as abstract, ascetic, and uniquely disengaged from the human body. The author of this book refutes this assertion in the first full study of Islamic mysticism as it relates ... More


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Frank Graziano

in Miraculous Images and Votive Offerings in Mexico

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780199790869
eISBN:
9780190279257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199790869.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter explores the interactions of sacred power and human agency, and specifically how miraculous images perform their miracles through secondary causes. Surgeons, for example, are often ... More


“If You Read Your Bible”: The Faith of Southern White Workers

Elizabeth Fones-Wolf and Ken Fones-Wolf

in Struggle for the Soul of the Postwar South: White Evangelical Protestants and Operation Dixie

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039034
eISBN:
9780252097003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039034.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses the popular religiosity of the southern, white, working class, relying heavily on oral histories. Popular religiosity has been the subject of a great deal of debate in the ... More


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