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Religion and the Body

Ahlbäck, Tore [Hrsg.]:
Religion and the body : based on papers read at the symposium on religion and the body held at Åbo, Finland, on 16-18 June 2010 / ed. by Tore Ahlbäck ; editorial assistant Björn Dahla. - Åbo : Donner Institute for Research in Religious and Cultural History, 2011. - 468 S. : Ill. - (Scripta Instituti Donneriani Aboensis ; 23)
ISBN 978-952-12-2590-1
Preis: kA
DDC: 202.2

Jarl-Thure Eriksson:
Truth, body and religion. 11
Veikko Anttonen:
The sacredness of the self, of society and of the human body: the case of a Finnish transgender pastor Marja-Sisko Aalto. 13
Madis Arukask:
Resurrection, revenance, and exhumation: the problematics of the dead body in songs and laments. 28
Asma Barlas:
Abraham’s sacrifice in the Qur’an: beyond the body. 55
Måns Broo:
Defiled and deified: profane and sacred bodies in Caitanya Vaiṣṇava theology. 72
Oren Ergas:
’Religion’ and ’body’: reclaiming the missing links of Western education. 79
Céline Grünhagen:
The female body in early Buddhist literature. 100
Juha Hiltunen:
Spiritual and religious aspects of torture and scalping among the Indian cultures in Eastern North America, from ancient to colonial times. 115
Tuija Hovi:
Praising as bodily practice: the neocharismatic culture of celebration. 129
Visa Immonen & Jussi-Pekka Taavitsainen:
Finger of a saint, thumb of a priest: medieval relics in the Diocese of Turku, and the archaeology of lived bodies. 141
Jay Johnston:
The body in wellbeing spirituality: self, spirit beings and the politics of difference. 174
Isabelle Jonveaux:
Ascetism: an endangered value? Mutations of ascetism in contemporary monasticism. 186
Sandra Junker:
The disorderly body: considerations of The Book of Numbers, 19 and ritual impurity after contact with a corpse. 197
Matti Kamppinen:
The concept of body in religious studies. 206
Jens Kutscher:
Towards a solution concerning female genital mutilation? An approach from within according to Islamic legal opinions. 216
Göran Larsson:
Islam and tattooing: an old question, a new research topic. 237
Michelle Lelwica:
The religion of thinness. 257
Mikael Lindfelt:
The body, religion and sports: through the lenses of postmodern religiosity. 286
Mira Niculescu:
Women with shaved heads: western Buddhist nuns and Haredi Jewish wives: polysemy, universalism and misinterpretations of hair symbolism in pluralistic societies. 309
Peter Nynäs:
Multiple bodies in the spirituality of the gay porn star McCree: reflections on corporeality and subjectivity. 333
Jo Pearson:
Embracing the lash: pain and ritual as spiritual tools. 351
Ferdinando Sardella:
Religious experiments in colonial Calcutta: modern Hinduism and bhakti among the Indian middle class. 364
Andrew Singleton:
The rise and fall of the Pentecostals: the role and significance of the body in Pentecostal spirituality. 381
Sofia Sjö:
Struggling bodies and body struggles: explorations of body and religion in contemporary Nordic film. 400
Terhi Utriainen:
The post-secular position and enchanted bodies. 417
Malcolm Voyce:
Buddhism and the formation of the religious body: a Foucauldian approach. 462

TORE AHLBÄCK is the secretary of Åbo Akademi University Press. Homepage.

Quellen: Donnerska Institutet; Libris

Bildquelle: Nestor Lacle: Thaipusam procession in Little India, Singapore, Flickr