Religion and Material Culture The Matter of Belief

ISBN-10: 0415481163

ISBN-13: 9780415481168

Edition: 2010

Authors: David Morgan

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Book details

Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 10/27/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.276
Language: English

List of illustrations
List of contributors
Preface
Introduction: the matter of belief
Theory
Body and mind: material for a never-ending intellectual odyssey
Object theory: toward an intersubjective, mediated, and dynamic theory of religion
Materiality, social analysis, and the study of religions
Sensation
Tactility and transcendence: epistemologies of touch in African arts and spiritualities
The feeling of Buddhahood, or guess who's coming to dinner? Body, belief, and the practice of chod
Things
Tempering"the tyranny of already": re-signification and the migration of images
Out of this world: the materiality of the beyond
"Dolls are scary": the locus of the spiritual in contemporary Japanese homes
Spaces
Staging Baroque worship in Brazil
Form, function, and failure in postwar Protestant Christian education buildings
Materializing ancestor spirits: name tablets, portraits, and tombs in Korea
Performance
Clothing as embodied experience of belief
Dressing the Ka'ba from Cairo: the aesthetics of pilgrimage to Mecca
Performing statues
Works cited
Index
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