Religion and Material Culture: The Matter of Belief

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-11-30
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Table of Contents

List of illustrationsp. vii
List of contributorsp. ix
Prefacep. xiii
Introduction: the matter of beliefp. 1
Theoryp. 19
Body and mind: material for a never-ending intellectual odysseyp. 21
Object theory: toward an intersubjective, mediated, and dynamic theory of religionp. 40
Materiality, social analysis, and the study of religionsp. 55
Sensationp. 75
Tactility and transcendence: epistemologies of touch in African arts and spiritualitiesp. 77
The feeling of Buddhahood, or guess who's coming to dinner? Body, belief, and the practice of chodp. 97
Thingsp. 113
Tempering "the tyranny of already": re-signification and the migration of imagesp. 115
Out of this world: the materiality of the beyondp. 135
"Dolls are scary": the locus of the spiritual in contemporary Japanese homesp. 153
Spacesp. 171
Staging Baroque worship in Brazilp. 173
Form, function, and failure in postwar Protestant Christian education buildingsp. 193
Materializing ancestor spirits: name tablets, portraits, and tombs in Koreap. 214
Performancep. 229
Clothing as embodied experience of beliefp. 231
Dressing the Ka'ba from Cairo: the aesthetics of pilgrimage to Meccap. 247
Performing statuesp. 262
Works citedp. 277
Indexp. 301
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