Materiality and the study of religion : the stuff of the sacred
Tim Hutchings (Editor)
Print Book, English, 2017
Routledge, London, 2017
x, 245 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Introduction: The body of St Cuthbert Tim Hutchings and Joanne McKenzie Material analysis and the study of religion David Morgan Part 1. Production From production to performance: Candles, creativity and connectivity Marion Bowman Blessed food from Jalarām’s kitchen: Narrative, continuity and service among Jalarām Bāpā devotees in London Martin Wood Music and materialism: The emergence of alternative Muslim lifestyle cultures in Britain Carl Morris Augmented graves and virtual Bibles: Digital media and material religion Tim Hutchings Part 2. Classification Art works: A relational rather than representational understanding of art and buildings Graham Harvey Im/material objects: Relics, gestured signs, and the substance of the immaterial Timothy Carroll ‘An altar inside a circle’: Climate activists and green Christians ritualising and relating to place and planet Maria Nita The significance of secular sacred space in the formation of British atheist identities Janet Eccles and Rebecca Catto Part 3. Circulation Death in material and mental culture Douglas J. Davies Religion materialised in the everyday: Young people’s attitudes towards material expressions of religion Elisabeth Arweck Mobilising Mecca: Reassembling blessings at the museum Steph Berns Matter challenging words: From ‘angel talisman’ to ‘prayer ornament’ Terhi Utriainen Afterword: Materiality, lived religion, and the challenges of "going back to the things themselves" Manuel Vásquez
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