Table of contents for Religion and cultural studies / edited by Susan L. Mizruchi.


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Counter List od Contributors vii
Introduction by Susan L. Mizruchi ix
1. Close Encounters of Diverse Kinds by Jonathan Z. Smith 3
2. Telling a Life through Haitian Vodou: An Essay Concerning Race, Gender, Memory, and Historical Consciousness by Karen McCarthy Brown 22
3. Unseemly Commemoration: Religion, Fragments, and the Icon by Jenny Franchot 56
4. The Place of Ritual in Our Time by Susan L Mizruchi 56
5. Human Solidarity and the Problem of Otherness 80
6. Ascetics, Aesthetics, and the Management of Desire by Geoffrey Galt Harpham 95
7. New Baptized: The Culture of Love in America, 1830s to 1950s by Richard Wightman Fox
8. ''The Mystery of Life in All It's Forms'': Religious Dimensions of Culture in Early American Anthropology by Gillian Feeley-Harnik
9. Global Requiem: The Apocalyptic Moment in Religion, Science, and Art by Jack Miles 192
10. The Altar of Sin: Social Multiplicity and Christian Conversion among a New Guinea People by Eytan Bercovitch 211
11. God On LIne: Locating the Pagan/Asian Soul of America in Cyberspace by Bruce B. Lawrence 236
Selected Bibliography 255
Index of Names 263


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Religion and culture United States, United States Religion