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Religion and Emotion : Approaches and Interpretations

Author / Creator
Corrigan, John
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Over the past decade the academic study of emotion has developed very substantially across a number of disciplines, including religious studies. This anthology is the first collection of recent pap...

Over the past decade the academic study of emotion has developed very substantially across a number of disciplines, including religious studies. This anthology is the first collection of recent papers addressing the topic of religion and emotion. The selected pieces - each a foundational essayin this rapidly evolving field - examine attitudes toward and expressions of emotion in a wide range of religious traditions and periods. Among the themes considered are the relation of emotion to moral or religious norms, the role of emotion in faith, religious emotion as a performance of feelingin ritual contexts, and the relation of emotion to religious language. Specific topics examined range from filial emotions and filial values in medieval Korean Buddhism to weeping and spirituality in 16th-century Jewish mysticism. This volume is designed to provide an introduction to recent work inthe field and should appeal to both scholars and students of comparative religion, anthropology, and psychology.

Format
Books
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Publication
  • Cary : Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 2004
  • ©2004
Physical Details
  • 1 online resource (366 pages)
ISBNs
9780195347289, 9780195166248, 9780195166248
OCLC
ocm79863032

  • Intro -- Contents -- Introduction: Emotions Research and the Academic Study of Religion -- 1. Provoked Religious Weeping in Early Modern Spain -- 2. Hierarchy and Emotion: Love, Joy, and Sorrow in a Cult of Black Saints in Gujarat, India -- 3. Filial Emotions and Filial Values: Changing Patterns in the Discourse of Filiality in Late Choson Korea -- 4. The Philosophical Foundations of Sacred Rhetoric -- 5. Rites of Terror: Emotion, Metaphor, and Memory in Melanesian Initiation Cults -- 6. The Sacred Mind: Newar Cultural Representations of Mental Life and the Production of Moral Consciousness -- 7. The Function of Ritual Weeping Revisited: Affective Expression and Moral Discourse -- 8. Krishna's Consuming Passions: Food as Metaphor and Metonym for Emotion at Mount Govardhan -- 9. Emotion in Bengali Religious Thought: Substance and Metaphor -- 10. Weeping, Death, and Spiritual Ascent in Sixteenth-Century Jewish Mysticism -- 11. Gertrude's furor: Reading Anger in an Early Medieval Saint's Life -- 12. Emotions and Ancestors: Understanding Experiences of Lohorung Rai in Nepal -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Y -- Z
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