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The Resource Between heaven and earth : the religious worlds people make and the scholars who study them, Robert A. Orsi, (electronic book)

Between heaven and earth : the religious worlds people make and the scholars who study them, Robert A. Orsi, (electronic book)

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Between heaven and earth : the religious worlds people make and the scholars who study them
Title
Between heaven and earth
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the religious worlds people make and the scholars who study them
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Robert A. Orsi
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eng
Summary
"Between Heaven and Earth" explores the relationships men, women, and children have formed with the Virgin Mary and the saints in twentieth-century American Catholic history, and reflects, more broadly, on how people live in the company of sacred figures and how these relationships shape the ties between people on earth. In this boldly argued and beautifully written book, Robert Orsi also considers how scholars of religion occupy the ground in between belief and analysis, faith and scholarship. Orsi infuses his analysis with an autobiographical voice steeped in his own Italian-American Catholic background - from the devotion of his uncle Sal, who had cerebral palsy, to a "crippled saint," Margaret of Castello; to the bond of his Tuscan grandmother with Saint Gemma Galgani. Religion exists not as a medium of making meanings, Orsi maintains, but as a network of relationships between heaven and earth involving people of all ages as well as the many sacred figures they hold dear. Orsi argues that modern academic theorizing about religion has long sanctioned dubious distinctions between "good" or "real" religious expression on the one hand and "bad" or "bogus" religion on the other, which marginalize these everyday relationships with sacred figures. This book is a brilliant critical inquiry into the lives that people make, for better or worse, between heaven and earth, and into the ways scholars of religion could better study of these worlds
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Orsi, Robert A
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illustrations
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index present
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non fiction
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  • Catholic Church
  • Christian saints
  • Catholics
  • Religion
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Between heaven and earth : the religious worlds people make and the scholars who study them, Robert A. Orsi, (electronic book)
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS ix INTRODUCTION: Jesus Held Him So Close in His Love for Him That He Left the Marks of His Passion on His Body 1 CHAPTER ONE: "Mildred, Is It Fun to Be a Cripple?"The Culture of Suffering in Mid-Twentieth Century American Catholicism 19 CHAPTER TWO: The Many Names of the Mother of God 48 CHAPTER THREE: Material Children: Making God's Presence Real for Catholic Boys and Girls and for the Adults in Relation to Them 73 CHAPTER FOUR: Two Aspects of One Life: Saint Gemma Galgani and My Grandmother in the Wound between Devotion and History, the Natural and the Supernatural 110 CHAPTER FIVE: "Have You Ever Prayed to Saint Jude?" Reflections on Fieldwork in Catholic Chicago 146 CHAPTER SIX: Snakes Alive: Religious Studies between Heaven and Earth 177 NOTES 205 INDEX 241
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DAW27105896
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1 online resource (xi, 245 pages)
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
MAXIMUM OF 2 CONCURRENT USERS. Printing is restricted to 20% of the total pages of the ebook, per patron. Copying and pasting is restricted to 5% of the total pages of the ebook, per person. However, printing and copy and paste permissions in excess of this may be granted by some publishers. Downloading is available for all titles except those published by Pearson
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9780691049038
Lccn
2004043414
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
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Electronic resource
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remote
Label
Between heaven and earth : the religious worlds people make and the scholars who study them, Robert A. Orsi, (electronic book)
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS ix INTRODUCTION: Jesus Held Him So Close in His Love for Him That He Left the Marks of His Passion on His Body 1 CHAPTER ONE: "Mildred, Is It Fun to Be a Cripple?"The Culture of Suffering in Mid-Twentieth Century American Catholicism 19 CHAPTER TWO: The Many Names of the Mother of God 48 CHAPTER THREE: Material Children: Making God's Presence Real for Catholic Boys and Girls and for the Adults in Relation to Them 73 CHAPTER FOUR: Two Aspects of One Life: Saint Gemma Galgani and My Grandmother in the Wound between Devotion and History, the Natural and the Supernatural 110 CHAPTER FIVE: "Have You Ever Prayed to Saint Jude?" Reflections on Fieldwork in Catholic Chicago 146 CHAPTER SIX: Snakes Alive: Religious Studies between Heaven and Earth 177 NOTES 205 INDEX 241
Control code
DAW27105896
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 245 pages)
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
MAXIMUM OF 2 CONCURRENT USERS. Printing is restricted to 20% of the total pages of the ebook, per patron. Copying and pasting is restricted to 5% of the total pages of the ebook, per person. However, printing and copy and paste permissions in excess of this may be granted by some publishers. Downloading is available for all titles except those published by Pearson
Isbn
9780691049038
Lccn
2004043414
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Reproduction note
Electronic resource
Specific material designation
remote

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