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Holy tears : weeping in the religious imagination

Author: Kimberley C Patton; John Stratton Hawley
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, cop. 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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What religion does not serve as a theater of tears? This work addresses this universal phenomenon ranging from Mycenaean Greece up through the tragedy of 9/11. It offers essays on specific topics in  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kimberley C Patton; John Stratton Hawley
ISBN: 0691114439 9780691114439 0691114447 9780691114446
OCLC Number: 912410010
Description: xii, 317 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Contents: The poetics and politics of ritualized weeping in early and medieval Japan / Gary Ebersole --
Productive tears: weeping speech, water, and the underworld in Mexican tradition / Kay Almere Read --
"Why do your eyes not run like a river?" ritual tears in ancient and modern Greek funerary traditions / Gay Ord Pollock Lynch --
"Sealing the book with tears": divine weeping on Mount Nebo and in the Warsaw ghetto / Rabbi Nehemia Polen --
The Gopīs' tears / John Stratton Hawley --
Hsüan-tsang's encounter with the Buddha: a cloud of philosophy in a drop of tears / Malcolm David Eckel --
Weeping in classical Sufism / William C. Chittick --
"No power of speech remains": tears and transformation in south Asian Majlis poetry / Amy Bard --
E̦kuń Ìyàwó: bridal tears in marriage rites of passage among the ̦Òy̦ó-Yorùbá of Nigeria / Jacob K. Olúp̦ònà, Șo̦lá Ajíbádé --
A love for all seasons: weeping in Jewish sources / Herbert W. Basser --
"Pray with tears and your request will find a hearing": on the iconology of the Magdalene's tears / Diane Apostolos-Cappadona --
Tears and screaming: weeping in the spirituality of Margery Kempe / Santha Bhattacharji --
"An obscure matter": the mystery of tears in orthodox spirituality / Bishop Kallistos Ware --
"Howl, weep, and moan, and bring it back to God": holy tears in eastern Christianity / Kimberley Christine Patton --
"Send thou me": God's weeping and the sanctification of ground zero / Reverend Betsee Parker.
Responsibility: edited by Kimberley Christine Patton and John Stratton Hawley.

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