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Imagining the fetus : the unborn in myth, religion, and culture

Author: Vanessa R Sasson; Jane Marie Law; American Academy of Religion.
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
Series: American Academy of Religion cultural criticism series.
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This volume presents essays that explore the depiction of the fetus in the world's major religious traditions, finding some striking commonalities as well as intriguing differences.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Imagining the fetus.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009
(DLC) 2008026800
(OCoLC)232786052
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Vanessa R Sasson; Jane Marie Law; American Academy of Religion.
ISBN: 9780199701742 0199701741 9780195380040 0195380045 9780195380057 0195380053
OCLC Number: 308634438
Notes: "American Academy of Religion."
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (x, 305 p.) : ill., map.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Introduction: Restoring nuance to imagining of the fetus --
The story of Samkarsana's and K.r.s.na's births : a drama involving embryos --
The great men of Jainism in utero: a survey --
A womb with a view : the Buddha's final fetal experiences --
Life in the womb : conception and gestation in Buddhist scripture and classical Indian medical literature --
Philosophical embryology : Buddhist texts and the ritual construction of a fetus --
Tibetan Buddhist narratives of the forces of creation --
Female feticide in the Punjab and fetus imagery in Sikhism --
Embryology in Babylonia and the bible --
The leaping child : imagining the unborn in early Christian literature --
Famous fetuses in Rabbinic narratives --
A prophet emerging : fetal narratives in Islamic literature --
The colossal fetuses of La Venta and Mesoamerica' earliest creation story --
Out of place : fetal references in Japanese mythology and cultural memory --
Seeing like a family : fetal ultrasound images and imaginings of kin.
Series Title: American Academy of Religion cultural criticism series.
Responsibility: edited by Vanessa R. Sasson and Jane Marie Law.
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