“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.