The Body of Faith Hardback

A Biological History of Religion in America

by Robert C. Fuller;

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The Body of Faith

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The postmodern view that human experience is constructed by language and culture has informed historical narratives for decades. Yet newly emerging information about the biological body now makes it possible to supplement traditional scholarly models with insights about the bodily sources of human thought and experience. "The Body of Faith" is the first account of American religious history to highlight the biological body. Robert C. Fuller brings a crucial new perspective to the study of American religion, showing that knowledge about the biological body deeply enriches how we explain dramatic episodes in American religious life. Fuller shows that the body's genetically evolved systems - pain responses, sexual passion, and emotions like shame and fear - have persistently shaped the ways that Americans forge relationships with nature, society, and God. The first new work to appear in the "Chicago History of American Religion" series in decades, "The Body of Faith" offers a truly interdisciplinary framework for explaining the richness, diversity, and endless creativity of American religious life.

The Body of Faith by Robert C. Fuller was published by The University of Chicago Press in June 2013. The ISBN for The Body of Faith is 9780226025087.

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Details for The Body of Faith

Page last updated 10th October 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherThe University of Chicago Press (June 2013)
Number of Pages256
Thickness23 mm
Height229 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code4068881
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