Materiality in Religion and Culture

ab 29,90 

Saburo Shawn Morishita (Ed.)

Tenri University – Marburg University Joint Research Project

ISBN 978-3-643-90631-1
Band-Nr. 2
Jahr 2017
Seiten 208
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Marburger Religionswissenschaft im Diskurs


This book examines the significance of the material
dimensions of religion and culture. By looking at how
scholars have researched religious materiality in the past,
and focusing especially upon the variety of ways objects are
handled in contemporary religious life, the reader will
discover some insight into the interplay between the
material and the immaterial. Case studies analyze the use of
things in rituals and sacred places as well as ways in which
they are appropriated for religious and academic
instruction. The book attempts to reinterpret what the
materiality in religion and culture might signify in light
of multidisciplinary methodological approaches and helps to
gain some ground on the abstract perspective of religions.

Saburo S. Morishita is professor in the
Department of Area Studies at Tenri University, Japan.