Religious Reflections on the Human Body

Religious Reflections on the Human Body

Edited by Jane Marie Law
Distribution: World
Publication date: 3/1/1995
ISBN: 978-0-253-11544-7
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“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.

Author Bio

JANE MARIE LAW is Assistant Professor of Japanese Religions at Cornell University.

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