It provides imaginative and thought-provoking... coverage of the ways in which religious thought and practice construct understandings of the human body." —Journal of Asian Studies
Drawing on a remarkably diverse set of studies discussing the major Western religious traditions (including Islam) and East and South Asian traditions, the book challenges easy theorization of ‘the body in religion.’... an excellent source book for college-level comparative religion courses... " —Bruce Mannheim, University of Michigan
... an important study that... should be of considerable interest to the general student of the history and phenomenology of religions." —Muslim World Book Review
The first cross-cultural and interdisciplinary survey on the relationship between religious practice and ideology and the human body.