The Resource Acute melancholia and other essays: : mysticism, history, and the study of religion, Amy Hollywood, (ebook)

Acute melancholia and other essays: : mysticism, history, and the study of religion, Amy Hollywood, (ebook)

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Acute melancholia and other essays: : mysticism, history, and the study of religion
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Acute melancholia and other essays:
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mysticism, history, and the study of religion
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Amy Hollywood
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eng
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This book showcases the best in modern medieval and religious scholarship, deploying spirited and progressive approaches to the study of Christian mysticism and the philosophy of religion. The volume explores excessive forms of desire and eroticism at play within Christian mystical texts and the historiographical, theological, and philosophical problems bound up in the interrogation of extraordinary experiences of the divine. The author examines how feminist and queer studies have changed the history of mysticism and how the study of religion in general has altered our understanding of what is true, what is real, and what it means to research a historical subject. Ideal for novices and experienced scholars alike, this volume models cutting-edge methods for the ethical study of divine embodiment and religious experience in the Middle Ages. It makes a forceful case for thinking about religion as both belief and practice, in which traditions marked by change are passed down through generations, laying the groundwork for their own critique. Through a provocative integration of medieval sources and texts by Derrida, Butler, Asad, and Chakrabarty this book redefines what it means to engage critically with history and those embedded within it
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Midwest
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1963-
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Hollywood, Amy M.
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270
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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Gender, theory, and religion
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  • Christianity
  • Experience (Religion)
  • Mysticism
  • Religion
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adult
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Acute melancholia and other essays: : mysticism, history, and the study of religion, Amy Hollywood, (ebook)
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9780231527439
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11862229
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Acute melancholia and other essays: : mysticism, history, and the study of religion, Amy Hollywood, (ebook)
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Publication
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multicolored
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780231527439
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11862229
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11862229
System control number
MWT11862229
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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