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Religion and the Body

Author: Sarah Coakley

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521783860

Category: Religion

Page: 312

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A rich source for comparative studies of the 'body', and of its relation to society.
Religion and the Body
Language: en
Pages: 286
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-02-17 - Publisher: BRILL

This book reflects on the implications of neurobiology and the scientific worldview on aspects of religious experience, belief, and practice, focusing especially on the body and the construction of religious meaning.
Religion and the Subtle Body in Asia and the West
Language: en
Pages: 282
Authors: Geoffrey Samuel, Jay Johnston
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-04-12 - Publisher: Routledge

Subtle-body practices are found particularly in Indian, Indo-Tibetan and East Asian societies, but have become increasingly familiar in Western societies, especially through the various healing and yogic techniques and exercises associated with them. This book explores subtle-body practices from a variety of perspectives, and includes both studies of these practices
The Body and Religion
Language: en
Pages: 141
Authors: Regina Ammicht-Quinn, Elsa Tamez
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002 - Publisher: SCM Press

Introduction : The body and religion : Regina Ammicht-Quinn and Elsa Tamez -- The perfect body : biomedical utopias : Hille Haker -- The superfluous body : utopias of information and communication technology : Klaus Wiegerling -- The cultural coding of the male and female body : Christina Von Braun
The Body Royal
Language: en
Pages: 316
Authors: Mark W. Hamilton
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005 - Publisher: Biblical Interpretation

This book rethinks the problem of Israelite kingship by examining how the male royal body and its self-presentation figured in the governance of the dual monarchies of Israel and Judah. As such, this is a reopening of old questions and an opening to new ones.
Religious Boundaries for Sex, Gender, and Corporeality
Language: un
Pages: 240
Authors: Alexandra Cuffel, Ana Echevarría, Georgios T. Halkias
Categories: Human body
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-07-30 - Publisher: Routledge

The ambiguity concerning the interpretation of the 'physical body' in religious thought is not peculiar to any given religion, but is discernible in the scriptures, practices, and disciplines in most of the world's major religious traditions. This book seeks to address the nuances of difference within and between religious traditions