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The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Emotion

Edited by John Corrigan

Published in print December 2007 | ISBN: 9780195170214
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199892150 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780195170214.001.0001

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Religion and Theology

The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Emotion

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This book offers a range of critical perspectives on the academic study of religion and emotion, in the form of syntheses, provocations, and prospective observations. The academic study of religion has recently 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, Søren Kierkegaard, Jonathan Edwards, Emile Durkheim, and William James.

Keywords: religious life; religion; emotion; ritual; music; gender; sexuality; material culture; love; hatred

Book.  534 pages. 

Subjects: Religion

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Introduction: The Study of Religion and Emotion in The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Emotion

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Buddhism in The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Emotion

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Hinduism in The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Emotion

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New Religious Movements in The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Emotion

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Ritual in The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Emotion

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Sexuality and the Erotic in The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Emotion

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