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Religion : super religion / Jeffrey J. Kripal, editor.

Contributor(s): Kripal, Jeffrey J. (Jeffrey John), 1962- [editor.] | Gale Group.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Macmillan interdisciplinary handbooks. Religion; Gale virtual reference library.Publisher: Farmington Hills, Mich. : Macmillan Reference USA, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, [2017]Copyright date: ©2017Description: 1 online resource (xlviii, 432 pages) : illustrations, portraits.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780028663586.Subject(s): SupernaturalAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Religion.DDC classification: 200 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
chapter 1. Rational supernatural belief : debunking the debunkers / David J. Hufford -- chapter 2. The problem of disenchantment and modern transformations of the supernatural / Egil Asprem -- chapter 3. The psychoanalytic occult in freud and contemporary theory / Marsha Aileen Hewitt -- chapter 4. Dream is one sixtieth of prophecy : God, revelation, and the imagination in the Hebrew Bible and the Jewish mystical tradition / Elliot R. Wolfson -- chapter 5. The paranormal Jesus / Dale C. Allison Jr. -- chapter 6. Becoming gods : deification and the supernatural / M. David Litwa -- chapter 7. Seeing the invisible God : discerning the supernatural in the history of Christian visionary experience / Lisa Bite -- chapter 8. Extraordinary capacities in the religions of South Asia : yoga powers and cosmology / Knut A. Jacobsen -- chapter 9. Becoming Vimalamitra : manufacturing the supernatural in Tibetan Buddhism / Joel Gruber -- chapter 10. Nonduality in the Hindu tradition and the study of the religion / Anantand Rambachan -- chapter 11. Finding the song, dreaming the cure : native spirituality in the context of healing / Lee Irwin -- chapter 12. Living magic : the witch, the bewitched, the possessed / Kirsten C. Uszkalo -- chapter 13. Total impact : being changed by divination in West Africa / Laura S. Grillo -- chapter 14. Sorcery and the supernatural in Niger and Mali / Paul Stoller -- chapter 15. The supernatural in the African American experience / Stphen C. Finley -- chapter 16. The spectacular supernatural and the birth of the media entertainment industry / Simone Natale -- chapter 17. Hypothetical religion : the supernatural as an experience and experiment / Alexander van der Haven -- chapter 18. The supernatural and colonialism / J. Barton Scott -- chapter 19. A cultural shockwave : the battle over animal magnetism and the retreat of the supernatural in early modern France / Bertrand Meheust -- chapter 20. The poltergeist at the intersection of the spirit and the material : some historical and contemporary observations / Christopher Laursen -- chapter 21. Decolonizing the supernatural : the case of Luis Alberto Urrea's The hummingbird's daughter (2005) / Elena V. Valdez -- chapter 22. The supersensual : sexual spirits in the history of Christianity / Nathanael J. Homewood -- chapter 23. Superconsciousness : the ecstatic religions of the counterculture / Erik Davis -- chapter 24. From purgatory to the UFO phenomenon : the Catholic supernatural goes galactic / Diana Walsh Pasulka -- chapter 25. Making magic with music / Michael Kaler.
Summary: This volume reexamines the supernatural in the study of religion for the next generation of students and scholars. It takes an interdisciplinary approach to a variety of religious traditions to engage with new thinking about such classical and contemporary topics as spirits, possession, vision, deification, the miraculous, magical powers, and the paranormal, relating to such fields as modern medicine, cultural anthropology, folklore studies, and popular culture studies.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

chapter 1. Rational supernatural belief : debunking the debunkers / David J. Hufford -- chapter 2. The problem of disenchantment and modern transformations of the supernatural / Egil Asprem -- chapter 3. The psychoanalytic occult in freud and contemporary theory / Marsha Aileen Hewitt -- chapter 4. Dream is one sixtieth of prophecy : God, revelation, and the imagination in the Hebrew Bible and the Jewish mystical tradition / Elliot R. Wolfson -- chapter 5. The paranormal Jesus / Dale C. Allison Jr. -- chapter 6. Becoming gods : deification and the supernatural / M. David Litwa -- chapter 7. Seeing the invisible God : discerning the supernatural in the history of Christian visionary experience / Lisa Bite -- chapter 8. Extraordinary capacities in the religions of South Asia : yoga powers and cosmology / Knut A. Jacobsen -- chapter 9. Becoming Vimalamitra : manufacturing the supernatural in Tibetan Buddhism / Joel Gruber -- chapter 10. Nonduality in the Hindu tradition and the study of the religion / Anantand Rambachan -- chapter 11. Finding the song, dreaming the cure : native spirituality in the context of healing / Lee Irwin -- chapter 12. Living magic : the witch, the bewitched, the possessed / Kirsten C. Uszkalo -- chapter 13. Total impact : being changed by divination in West Africa / Laura S. Grillo -- chapter 14. Sorcery and the supernatural in Niger and Mali / Paul Stoller -- chapter 15. The supernatural in the African American experience / Stphen C. Finley -- chapter 16. The spectacular supernatural and the birth of the media entertainment industry / Simone Natale -- chapter 17. Hypothetical religion : the supernatural as an experience and experiment / Alexander van der Haven -- chapter 18. The supernatural and colonialism / J. Barton Scott -- chapter 19. A cultural shockwave : the battle over animal magnetism and the retreat of the supernatural in early modern France / Bertrand Meheust -- chapter 20. The poltergeist at the intersection of the spirit and the material : some historical and contemporary observations / Christopher Laursen -- chapter 21. Decolonizing the supernatural : the case of Luis Alberto Urrea's The hummingbird's daughter (2005) / Elena V. Valdez -- chapter 22. The supersensual : sexual spirits in the history of Christianity / Nathanael J. Homewood -- chapter 23. Superconsciousness : the ecstatic religions of the counterculture / Erik Davis -- chapter 24. From purgatory to the UFO phenomenon : the Catholic supernatural goes galactic / Diana Walsh Pasulka -- chapter 25. Making magic with music / Michael Kaler.

This volume reexamines the supernatural in the study of religion for the next generation of students and scholars. It takes an interdisciplinary approach to a variety of religious traditions to engage with new thinking about such classical and contemporary topics as spirits, possession, vision, deification, the miraculous, magical powers, and the paranormal, relating to such fields as modern medicine, cultural anthropology, folklore studies, and popular culture studies.

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