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Portrait

Diana L. Eck

Diana L. Eck, John Stratton Hawley, Rahul Mehrotra, and Sondra L. Hausner

The study of religion is a challenge. It means trying to understand the energies and visions that have created, undergirded, and sometimes disrupted the great civilizations and cultures of the world. It means studying the history and diversity of the ways people have shaped worlds of meaning in response to or relation to what they may call the ‘transcendent’, or in response to science and technology, or in response to other traditions of meaning. It means studying the many ways people have given an account of the transcendent and the ways some traditions have gotten along quite well without an understanding of the transcendent. It means studying the symbolic, interpretive, scriptural forms over which traditions of faith and practice have argued through the centuries and continue to argue today. It means studying the construction of words like ‘religion’, ‘faith’, ‘tradition’, ‘theology’, and ‘spirituality’.

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Weapons for Witnessing

American Street Preaching and the Rhythms of War

Kyle Byron

mass transit. Here, technologies for producing and regulating mobility inadvertently become technologies for producing and regulating audiences. In an attempt to reach these ephemeral audiences, street preachers replace the established narrative devices

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From the Throes of Anguished Mourning

Shi‘i Ritual Lamentation and the Pious Publics of Lebanon

Fouad Gehad Marei

—respond to the sensorial stimuli, cultural references, and socio-technologies employed in the ceremony. Together we made sense of the sensory-affective experience by looking for the cues that point to the intention, meaning, and repercussions of the conscious

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Politicizing Elsewhere(s)

Negotiating Representations of Neo-Pentecostal Aesthetic Practice in Berlin

Dominik Mattes

sciences and the humanities investigate affect and emotion in their respective role for social cohesion, be it in the arts, in politics, with regard to migration or dealing with new media technology” ( https

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Introduction

Elsewhere Affects and the Politics of Engagement across Religious Life-Worlds

Omar Kasmani, Nasima Selim, Hansjörg Dilger, and Dominik Mattes

Place-Making among Diasporic Neo-Pentecostal and Sufi Groups in Berlin's Cityscape .” In Affect in Relation: Families, Places, Technologies , ed. Birgitt Röttger-Rössler and Jan Slaby , 93 – 114 . London : Routledge . Dilger , Hansjörg

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Dream-Realities

Rematerializing Martyrs and the Missing Soldiers of the Iran-Iraq War

Sana Chavoshian

Iranian Revolution . Georg Stauth (1991) discusses Foucault's hermeneutics of ‘technologies of the self’ as related to change in a paper on the theories contained in Foucault's reports on the Iranian Revolution. A recent work on Foucault's ‘political

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Julián Antonio Moraga Riquelme, Leslie E. Sponsel, Katrien Pype, Diana Riboli, Ellen Lewin, Marina Pignatelli, Katherine Swancutt, Alejandra Carreño Calderón, Anastasios Panagiotopoulos, Sergio González Varela, Eugenia Roussou, Juan Javier Rivera Andía, Miho Ishii, Markus Balkenhol, and Marcelo González Gálvez

connections with science and technology studies, fosters an understanding of the concept of health that fails to go beyond medicine. The book shows us exactly how necessary and fruitful is to focus on the relations between heath and illness, on the one hand

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An Ethics of Response

Protestant Christians’ Relation with God and Elsewheres

Ingie Hovland

's Cityscape .” In Affect in Relation: Families, Places, Technologies , ed. Birgitt Röttger-Rössler and Jan Slaby , 93 – 114 . London : Routledge . Dons , Henny . 1925 . Den Kristne Kvinne og Hedningemisjonen: En Historisk Oversikt [The

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Marla Frederick, Yunus Doğan Telliel, and Heather Mellquist Lehto

June . https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-52833706 . Žižek , Slavoj . 2020 . Pandemic! COVID-19 Shakes the World . New York : OR Books 10.2307/j.ctv16t6n4q Learning from Religious Diasporas in Pandemic Times Heather Mellquist