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The Body in Religion: Cross-Cultural Perspectives
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The Body in Religion: Cross-Cultural Perspectives surveys influential ways in which the body is imagined and deployed in religious practices and beliefs across the globe. Filling the gap for an up-to-date and comparative approach to theories and practices of the body in religion, this book explores the cultural influences on embodiment and their implications for religious institutions and spirituality. Examples are drawn from religions such as Jainism, Confucianism, Daoism, Shintoism, Paganism, Aboriginal, African, and Native American religions, in addition to the five major religions of the world.



Topics covered include:



- Gender and sexuality

- Female modesty and dress codes

- Circumcision and menstruation rituals

- God language and erotic desire

- Death, dying, and burial rites

- Disciplining the body through prayer, yoga, and meditation

- Feasting and fasting rituals



Illustrated throughout with over 60 images, The Body in Religion is designed for course use in religious studies as well as interdisciplinary courses across the humanities and the social sciences. Further online resources include a sample syllabus.

Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesReligion & BeliefsOther Religions, Cults and alternatives to religionReligious life & practiceReligion & BeliefsReligion: generalComparative religion Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC Publication Date: 14/12/2017 ISBN-13: 9781472595034  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Yudit Kornberg Greenberg is the Cornell Endowed Chair of Religion and Director of the Jewish Studies Program at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida, USA. Her publications include works in modern Jewish philosophy as well as the 2 volume Encyclopedia of Love in World Religions.

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