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What Matters?Ethnographies of Value in a Not So Secular Age

What Matters?: Ethnographies of Value in a Not So Secular Age

Courtney Bender and Ann Taves (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156851
eISBN:
9780231504683
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156851.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Over the past decade, religious, secular, and spiritual distinctions have broken down, forcing scholars to rethink secularity and its relationship to society. Since classifying a person, activity, or ... More

Women in the MosqueA History of Legal Thought and Social Practice

Women in the Mosque: A History of Legal Thought and Social Practice

Marion Katz

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162661
eISBN:
9780231537872
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162661.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Juxtaposing Muslim scholars' debates over women's attendance in mosques with historical descriptions of women's activities within Middle Eastern and North African mosques, this book shows how over ... More

Wondrous Brutal FictionsEight Buddhist Tales from the Early Japanese Puppet Theater

Wondrous Brutal Fictions: Eight Buddhist Tales from the Early Japanese Puppet Theater

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231146586
eISBN:
9780231518338
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231146586.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book presents eight seminal works from the seventeenth-century Japanese sekkyō and ko-jōruri puppet theaters, many translated into English for the first time. Both poignant and disturbing, they ... More

The Yogin and the MadmanReading the Biographical Corpus of Tibet's Great Saint Milarepa

The Yogin and the Madman: Reading the Biographical Corpus of Tibet's Great Saint Milarepa

Andrew Quintman

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164153
eISBN:
9780231535533
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164153.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Tibetan biographers began writing Jetsun Milarepa's (1052–1135) life story shortly after his death, initiating a literary tradition that turned the poet and saint into a model of virtuosic Buddhist ... More

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