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Author Fuller, Robert C., 1952-
Title The body of faith : a biological history of religion in America / Robert C. Fuller.
Published Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2013.
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Description xiv, 231 pages ; 24 cm.
Content Type text
Format volume
Series Chicago history of American religion
Chicago history of American religion.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents History's body -- Incorporating a civill body politick -- Sectarian sensibilities -- The varieties of emotional experience -- Pain and the creative imagination -- Passion, devotion, and religious transformation -- Denominational bodies, individual postures -- The body of twenty-first-century faith -- Afterword: historiography in the twenty-first century.
Summary "The postmodern view that human experience is constructed by language and culture has informed historical narratives for decades. Yet newly emerging information about the biological body now makes it possible to supplement traditional scholarly models with insights about the bodily sources of human thought and experience. The Body of Faith is the first account of American religious history to highlight the biological body. Robert C. Fuller brings a crucial new perspective to the study of American religion, showing that knowledge about the biological body deeply enriches how we explain dramatic episodes in American religious life. Fuller shows that the body's genetically evolved systems--pain responses, sexual passion, and emotions like shame and fear--have persistently shaped the ways that Americans forge relationships with nature, to society, and to God. The first new work to appear in the Chicago History of American Religion series in decades, The Body of Faith offers a truly interdisciplinary framework for explaining the richness, diversity, and endless creativity of American religious life."--Publisher's website.
Subject United States -- Religion -- History.
United States -- Church history.
ISBN 022602508X (cloth : alk. paper)
9780226025087 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780226025117 (e-book)
022602511X (e-book)
9780226025117 (e-book)
Standard # 40022471635
OCLC number 809911035