Special Issue "Body and Religion"


A special issue of Religions (ISSN 2077-1444).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2014

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Yudit K. Greenberg
Rollins College, 1000 Holt Ave., Winter Park, FL 32789, USA
Website: http://www.rollins.edu/jewishstudies/faculty.html
E-Mail: ygreenberg@rollins.edu
Phone: 407.646.2176
Interests: modern and contemporary jewish thought; women and religion; cross-cultural views of love and the body

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The body is significant materially and symbolically for producing meaning in the history of religions and cross-culturally. Imagery of the body, body parts, the senses as well as rituals have contributed to the cultural construction of the self, gender, morality, and divinity. Philosophical concepts of mind-body dualism and religious institutions dictating social hierarchies and power relations have disciplined "lived bodies" and shaped embodied social/political/religious practices and roles. This volume brings together trans-disciplinary and innovative approaches to the discourse of the body and religion.

Prof. Dr. Yudit K. Greenberg
Guest Editor


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  • embodiment
  • sacred
  • mind-Body dualism
  • gender
  • ritual
  • symbol
  • discipline
  • aesthetics

Published Papers (6 papers)

Religions 2013, 4(4), 469-484; doi:10.3390/rel4040469
Received: 26 August 2013; in revised form: 13 September 2013 / Accepted: 18 September 2013 / Published: 27 September 2013
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Religions 2013, 4(4), 621-643; doi:10.3390/rel4040621
Received: 31 October 2013; in revised form: 20 November 2013 / Accepted: 28 November 2013 / Published: 4 December 2013
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Religions 2014, 5(1), 165-178; doi:10.3390/rel5010165
Received: 9 January 2014; in revised form: 5 February 2014 / Accepted: 12 February 2014 / Published: 26 February 2014
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Religions 2014, 5(1), 277-303; doi:10.3390/rel5010277
Received: 21 December 2013; in revised form: 2 February 2014 / Accepted: 8 February 2014 / Published: 3 March 2014
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Religions 2014, 5(2), 334-360; doi:10.3390/rel5020334
Received: 6 January 2014; in revised form: 4 February 2014 / Accepted: 7 February 2014 / Published: 31 March 2014
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Religions 2014, 5(3), 738-750; doi:10.3390/rel5030738
Received: 18 March 2014; in revised form: 15 July 2014 / Accepted: 1 August 2014 / Published: 11 August 2014
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Last update: 30 May 2014

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