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Singing the Goddess into Place
Singing the Goddess into Place (May 2022)
Locality, Myth, and Social Change in Chamundi of the Hill, a Kannada Folk Ballad
Caleb Simmons - Author

Explores how a folk ballad in southern India transforms the landscape and embeds the deities that are its subject within the social worlds of their devotees.

Singing the Goddess into Place examines Chamundi of the Hill, a collection of songs that tells the stories of the gods and goddesses of the region around the city of Mysore in southern Karnataka. The ballad activ...(Read More)
 
 
God the Created
God the Created (February 2022)
Pragmatic Constructive Realism in Philosophy and Theology
Benjamin J. Chicka - Author

Develops a creative and provocative new model of God that brings together insights from both process theology and ground-of-being theology.

In God the Created, Benjamin Chicka develops a method of inquiry and program for theology that he labels "pragmatic constructive realism" While influenced most heavily by American pragmatism, especially that of Charles S. Peirce, Chicka’...(Read More)
 
 
Religion in Multidisciplinary Perspective
Religion in Multidisciplinary Perspective (February 2022)
Philosophical, Theological, and Scientific Approaches to Wesley J. Wildman
F. LeRon Shults - Editor
Robert Cummings Neville - Editor

An up-to-date examination of the work of one of the most inventive thinkers in the study of religion.

Religion in Multidisciplinary Perspective provides the first comprehensive treatment of the work of Wesley J. Wildman, one of the most inventive thinkers in the field of religious studies. Scholars with expertise in philosophical, theological, and scientific approaches to th...(Read More)
 
 
Sacred and Secular
Sacred and Secular (January 2022)
Responses to Life in a Finite World
Donald A. Crosby - Author

Explores distinctions between the sacred and the secular in a variety of religious traditions, and proposes ways in which their relationship can be mutually beneficial.

The sacred and the secular—or religion and secularity—differ from one another in many ways, but they must also frequently interact with and can instruct and benefit one another in today's world. This is especially s...(Read More)
 
 
When Does History Begin?
When Does History Begin? (January 2022)
Religion, Identity, and Narrative in the Sikh Tradition
Harjot Oberoi - Author

Documents how the premodern techniques of narrating the past in South Asia were deeply transformed by colonial modernity, resulting in newer forms of truth-telling within the Sikh community.

Focusing on important issues in Sikh religious identity and memory, Harjot Oberoi shows how premodern techniques of narrating the past and truth-telling in South Asia were deeply transformed by...(Read More)
 
 
All the World Is Awry
All the World Is Awry (December 2021)
Al-Ma‛arrī and the Luzūmiyyāt, Revisited
R. Kevin Lacey - Author

Examines the thought of Abū al-‛Alā’ al-Ma‛arrī (973–1057 CE) within the broader context of the major trends in Arab Islamic political and intellectual history by the time of his flourishing.

Free-thinking poet, grammarian, social critic, and satirist, Abū al-‛Alā' al-Ma‛arrī (973–1057 CE) remains one of the more celebrated and intriguing personalities in the history of Arab Islami...(Read More)
 
 
An Introduction to the Study of Mysticism
An Introduction to the Study of Mysticism (December 2021)
Richard H. Jones - Author

A comprehensive, concise, and easy-to-read introduction intended for undergraduates and general readers interested in the study of mysticism.

The purpose of this book is to fill a gap in contemporary mystical studies: an overview of the basic ways to approach mystical experiences and mysticism. It discusses the problem of definitions of “mystical experiences” and “mysticism” and ad...(Read More)
 
 
The Cultural Power of Personal Objects
The Cultural Power of Personal Objects (December 2021)
Traditional Accounts and New Perspectives
Jared Kemling - Editor

Historical and theoretical discussions that describe and reflect on personal objects from a variety of perspectives.

The Cultural Power of Personal Objects seeks to understand the value and efficacy of objects, places, and times that take on cultural power and reverence to such a degree that they are treated (whether metaphorically or actually) as “persons,” or as objects wi...(Read More)
 
 
The Space of the Transnational
The Space of the Transnational (December 2021)
Feminisms and Ummah in African and Southeast Asian Writing
Shirin E. Edwin - Author

Challenges and reimagines transnational feminism by analyzing the concept of ummah, or community, in Muslim women's writing.

This book examines Muslim women's creative strategies of deploying religious concepts such as ummah or community to solve such problems as domestic and communal violence, polygamous abuse, sterility, and the violence of heteronormativity. By clo...(Read More)
 
 
Under the Bed of Heaven
Under the Bed of Heaven (December 2021)
Christian Eschatology and Sexual Ethics
Richard W. McCarty - Author

Explores how concepts of sex in heaven can inform Christian sexual ethics in ways that challenge traditional norms and open new possibilities.

Under the Bed of Heaven is a work of Christian ethics that examines how eschatology might reshape concepts of sexual morality. With the rise of institutional Christianity in the Roman Empire, Christian attitudes about sexual desire an...(Read More)
 
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