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Religious Reflections on the Human Body

Edited by Jane Marie Law

Published by: Indiana University Press

6.12 x 9.25 x 0.00 in, 11 b&w photos

  • eBook
  • 9780253115447
  • Published: February 1995


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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.