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The Resource History and presence, Robert A. Orsi

History and presence, Robert A. Orsi

Label
History and presence
Title
History and presence
Statement of responsibility
Robert A. Orsi
Title variation
History & presence
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"One of the greatest sources of violence in modern history has been the question of what Jesus meant when he told his disciples at the Last Supper to eat the bread of his body and drink the wine of his blood and to do so always in remembrance of him. It erupted in Europe in the sixteenth century and was carried around the globe by colonizers, missionaries, explorers, and scholars. In its opening chapters, History and Presence examines the power of this question in modernity, arguing that it shaped how religion itself as the object of critical scholarly inquiry came to be understood. The experience of the gods really present was consigned to the premodern, first in the figure of the Catholic, then elaborated as the heuristic for the religions of "primitives," dark-skinned people, women, children, the poor, both in the metropolitan centers of an ever-changing Europe and in its colonies. The distinction between those who live with the gods really present and others who do not retains broad normative force even today, evident, for example, in hierarchical models of psychological health and human maturity. Orsi goes on to ask what if the gods were restored to 'religion'? Using case studies drawn from Catholic devotional practices Orsi examines the relationships men and women form with supernatural beings and the consequences of these bonds for everyday life."--
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provided by publisher
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MH/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Orsi, Robert A
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • facsimiles
Index
index present
LC call number
BV825.3
LC item number
.O76 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Catholic Church
  • Catholic Church
  • Catholic Church
  • Katholische Kirche
  • Lord's Supper
  • Catholics
  • Catholics
  • Lord's Supper
  • Theology, Doctrinal
  • United States
  • Christliche Existenz
  • Doktrin
  • Eucharistie
  • Eucharistielehre
  • Gegenwart Gottes
  • Heiligkeit
  • Lebensführung
  • Realpräsenz
  • Sakramententheologie
Label
History and presence, Robert A. Orsi
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Illustrations include the graphic book depicting the life of Saint Maria Goretti, "The Blood-Stained Lily," by Mary Fabyan Windeart (Treasure Chest of Fun and Fact 6, no. 5, November 9, 1950)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-351) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Events of abundant evil
  • Epilogue:
  • A metric of presence
  • Introduction:
  • Real presence
  • The obsolescence of the gods
  • Abundant history
  • Holy intimacies
  • Printed presence
  • The dead in the company of the living
  • The happiness of heaven
Control code
923255349
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
367 pages
Isbn
9780674984592
Lccn
2015036422
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40025889945
Other physical details
illustrations, facsimiles
System control number
(OCoLC)923255349
Label
History and presence, Robert A. Orsi
Publication
Copyright
Note
Illustrations include the graphic book depicting the life of Saint Maria Goretti, "The Blood-Stained Lily," by Mary Fabyan Windeart (Treasure Chest of Fun and Fact 6, no. 5, November 9, 1950)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-351) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Events of abundant evil
  • Epilogue:
  • A metric of presence
  • Introduction:
  • Real presence
  • The obsolescence of the gods
  • Abundant history
  • Holy intimacies
  • Printed presence
  • The dead in the company of the living
  • The happiness of heaven
Control code
923255349
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
367 pages
Isbn
9780674984592
Lccn
2015036422
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40025889945
Other physical details
illustrations, facsimiles
System control number
(OCoLC)923255349

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