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Saints : faith without borders

Author: Françoise Meltzer; Jaś Elsner
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2011.
Series: Critical inquiry
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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While the modern world has largely dismissed the figure of the saint as a throwback, we remain fascinated by excess, marginality, transgression, and porous subjectivity - categories that define the  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Françoise Meltzer; Jaś Elsner
ISBN: 9780226519920 0226519929
OCLC Number: 706803923
Description: xii, 409 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction / by Françoise Meltzer and Jaś Elsner --
From Cuba with saints / by Marc Blanchard --
St. Elvis / by Lawrence Jasud --
Reviving the fairy tree: tales of European sanctity / by Françoise Meltzer --
Transgressing the self: making charismatic saints / by Simon Coleman --
On naming saints / by David Tracy --
Patron saint of the incongruous: rabbi Me'ir, the Talmud, and Menippean --
Satire / by Daniel Boyarin --
Thinking with saints: sanctity and society in the early modern world / by Simon Ditchfield --
St. Dymphna and the lunatics: the advent of moral community psychiatry / by Bernard Rubin --
On the politics of sainthood: resistance and mimicry in postcolonial Morocco / by Malika Zeghal --
The enchantment of Judaism: Israeli anxieties and puzzles / by Aviad Kleinberg --
Persuading the absent saint: image and performance in Marian devotion / by Roberto Maniura --
Miracles of bodily transformation, or how St. Francis received the stigmata / by Arnold I. Davidson --
Re-presenting a contemporary saint: padre Pio of Pietrelcina / by Michael A. di Giovine --
Saint Teresa of Avila / by Julia Kristeva ; translated by Anne Marsella --
"Lycidas": a wolf in saint's clothing / by Neil Forsyth --
The invisibility of the saint / by Jean-Luc Marion --
Beyond compare: pagan saint and Christian god in late antiquity / by Jaś Elsner --
Apophthegmata / by Aviad Kleinberg.
Series Title: Critical inquiry
Responsibility: edited by Françoise Meltzer and Jaś Elsner.

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