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Religion and the Body (Cambridge Studies in Religious Traditions) Paperback – 15 Jul 2000

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  • Paperback: 312 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press (15 July 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0521783860
  • ISBN-13: 978-0521783866
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.9 x 22.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 1.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 859,688 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'An unusually coherent anthology designed to remedy the 'lack of standard study of the 'body' and the major religions' Coakley's introduction is wonderfully lucid … a useful handbook of traditions and theories, rich in substance and analysis.' Religious Studies Review

'This volume stands out for its unusually wide selection of topics ... will certainly broaden the understanding and spur the reflection of anyone interested in the religious and social dimensions of the body … an exceptional wealth of suggestive and stimulating ideas.' Heythrop Journal

'A rich profusion of essays spanning the world and history beyond the Christian and Judaic West to Eastern religious traditions.' The Tablet

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This book highlights the distinctive and unfamiliar ways in which diverse religious traditions understand the 'body', and raises to greater consciousness some of the assumptions and problems of contemporary attitudes. It is a rich source for comparative studies of the 'body', and of its relation to society and the divine.

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3 of 31 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 1 May 1999
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The cover design is interesting. Venturing inside, however, we encounter the author's critique of orthodox bodily theology; the reader cannot but wonder whether any real engagement with the ideas here rubbished has genuinely taken place.
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