Religion and the Body Paperback

by Sarah Coakley;

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Religion and the Body

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This book aims to highlight the distinctive and unfamiliar ways in which diverse religious traditions understand the 'body', and also, in doing this, to raise to greater consciousness some of the assumptions and problems of contemporary attitudes to it. It brings together essays by established experts in the history of religion, the social sciences, and philosophy. Part I is devoted to an analysis of current secularized discourses on the 'body', and to exposing both their anti-religious and their covertly religious content. Parts II and III provide essays on traditional 'Western' and 'Eastern' religious attitudes to the 'body'. Each contributor focuses on some (especially characteristic) devotional practices or relevant texts; each carefully outlines the total context in which a distinctive religious attitude to 'bodiliness' occurs. The result is a rich source for comparative studies of the 'body', and of its relation to society and to the divine.

Religion and the Body by Sarah Coakley was published by Cambridge University Press in July 2000 and is our 43768th best seller. The ISBN for Religion and the Body is 9780521783866.

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Details for Religion and the Body

Author / Artist
Book Formatpaperback
PublisherCambridge University Press (July 2000)
EditionNew ed
EditorSarah Coakley (Harvard University, Massachusetts)
Number of Pages332
Thickness19 mm
Height228 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code9823
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