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The Sacred Mirror"Evangelicalism, Honor, and Identity in the Deep South, 1790-1860"

The Sacred Mirror: "Evangelicalism, Honor, and Identity in the Deep South, 1790-1860"

Robert Elder

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469627564
eISBN:
9781469627588
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627564.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Most histories of the American South describe the conflict between evangelical religion and honor culture as one of the defining features of southern life before the Civil War. The Sacred Mirror is a ... More

Sister Thorn and Catholic Mysticism in Modern America

Sister Thorn and Catholic Mysticism in Modern America

Paula M. Kane

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469607603
eISBN:
9781469612560
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9781469607610_Kane
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

One day in 1917, while cooking dinner at home in Manhattan, Margaret Reilly (1884–1937) felt a sharp pain over her heart and claimed to see a crucifix emerging in blood on her skin. Four years later, ... More

St. Francis of AmericaHow a Thirteenth-Century Friar Became America's Most Popular Saint

St. Francis of America: How a Thirteenth-Century Friar Became America's Most Popular Saint

Patricia Appelbaum

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469623740
eISBN:
9781469624990
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469623740.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

How did a thirteenth-century Italian friar become one of the best-loved saints in America? Around the nation today, St. Francis of Assisi is embraced as the patron saint of animals, beneficently ... More

Strangers BelowPrimitive Baptists and American Culture

Strangers Below: Primitive Baptists and American Culture

Joshua Guthman

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469624860
eISBN:
9781469624884
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469624860.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Before the Bible Belt fastened itself across the South, competing factions of evangelicals fought over their faith's future, and a contrarian sect, self-named the Primitive Baptists, made its stand. ... More

Sufi Narratives of IntimacyIbn 'Arab?, Gender, and Sexuality

Sufi Narratives of Intimacy: Ibn 'Arab?, Gender, and Sexuality

Sa'diyya Shaikh

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835333
eISBN:
9781469601939
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869864_shaikh
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Thirteenth-century Sufi poet, mystic, and legal scholar Muhyi al-Din ibn al-Άrabī gave deep and sustained attention to gender as integral to questions of human existence and moral personhood. Reading ... More

Sufis & Saints' BodiesMysticism, Corporeality, and Sacred Power in Islam

Sufis & Saints' Bodies: Mysticism, Corporeality, and Sacred Power in Islam

Scott A. Kugle

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807830819
eISBN:
9781469602684
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807872772_kugle
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Islam is often described as abstract, ascetic, and uniquely disengaged from the human body. The author of this book refutes this assertion in the first full study of Islamic mysticism as it relates ... More

The Transnational MosqueArchitecture and Historical Memory in the Contemporary Middle East

The Transnational Mosque: Architecture and Historical Memory in the Contemporary Middle East

Kishwar Rizvi

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469621166
eISBN:
9781469624952
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469621166.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The Transnational Mosque is the first book-length study to provide a nuanced understanding of the role of mosques in the construction of Muslim identity through the lens of their political, ... More

The Valiant WomanThe Virgin Mary in Nineteenth-Century American Culture

The Valiant Woman: The Virgin Mary in Nineteenth-Century American Culture

Elizabeth Hayes Alvarez

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469627410
eISBN:
9781469627434
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627410.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Nineteenth-century America was rife with Protestant-fueled anti-Catholicism. This book reveals how Protestants nevertheless became surprisingly and deeply fascinated with the Virgin Mary, even as her ... More

The Walking Qur'anIslamic Education, Embodied Knowledge, and History in West Africa

The Walking Qur'an: Islamic Education, Embodied Knowledge, and History in West Africa

Rudolph T. Ware

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781469614311
eISBN:
9781469614335
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469614311.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Spanning a thousand years of history—and bringing the story to the present through ethnographic fieldwork in Senegal, Gambia, and Mauritania—this book documents the profound significance of Qurʾan ... More

Wandering SoulsProtestant Migrations in America, 1630-1865

Wandering Souls: Protestant Migrations in America, 1630-1865

S. Scott Rohrer

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833728
eISBN:
9781469604305
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895870_rohrer
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Popular literature and frontier studies stress that Americans moved west to farm or to seek a new beginning. This book argues that Protestant migrants in early America relocated in search of ... More

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