The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Emotion

The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Emotion

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The academic study of religion recently has turned to the investigation of emotion as a crucial aspect of religious life. Researchers have set out in several directions to explore that new terrain and have brought with them an assortment of instruments useful in charting it. This volume collects essays under four categories: religious traditions, religious life, emotional states, and historical and theoretical perspectives. In this book, scholars engaged in cutting edge research on religion and emotion describe the ways in which emotions have played a role in Buddhism, Christianity, Judaism, Islam, and other religions. They analyze the manner in which key components of religious life ritual, music, gender, sexuality and material culture represent and shape emotional performance. Some of the essays included here take a specific emotion, such as love or hatred, and observe the place of that emotion in an assortment of religious traditions and cultural settings. Other essays analyze the thinking of figures such as St. Augustine, Soren Kierkegaard, Jonathan Edwards, Emile Durkheim, and William James. This collection offers a range of critical perspectives on the academic study of religion and emotion, in the form of syntheses, provocations, and prospective observations, that will inform the work of those already engaged in the field. Taken together, the writings included in this handbook serve as an ideal entry point for anyone wishing to familiarize themselves with the new academic study of religion and emotion.show more

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  • Hardback | 544 pages
  • 175.26 x 248.92 x 48.26mm | 1,043.26g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 0195170210
  • 9780195170214
  • 2,003,556

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A rich and valuable kaleidoscopic overview. * Religious Studies Review *show more

About John Corrigan

John Corrigan is the Edwin Scott Gaustad Professor of Religion, Professor of History, and Religion Department Chair at Florida State University. He is the author of Business of the Heart: Religion and Emotion in the Nineteenth Century and editor of Religion and Emotion: Approaches and Interpretationsshow more

Table of contents

PART 1: RELIGIOUS TRADITIONS; PART 2: RELIGIOUS LIFE; PART 3: EMOTIONAL STATES; PART 4: HISTORICAL AND THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVESshow more

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