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Religion, Emotion, Sensation asks what affect theory has to say about God or gods, religion or religions, scriptures, theologies, and liturgies. Contributors explore the crossings and crisscrossings between affect theory and theology and the study of religion more broadly, as well as the political and social import of such work.

Bringing together affect theorists, theologians, biblical scholars, and scholars of religion, this volume enacts creative transdisciplinary interventions in the study of affect and religion through exploring such topics as biblical literature, Christology, animism, Rastafarianism, the women’s Mosque Movement, the unending Korean War, the Sewol ferry disaster, trans and gender queer identities, YA fiction, queer historiography, the prison industrial complex, debt and neoliberalism, and death and poetry.

Contributors: Mathew Arthur, Amy Hollywood, Wonhee Anne Joh, Dong Sung Kim, A. Paige Rawson, Erin Runions, Donovan O. Schaefer, Gregory J. Seigworth, Max Thornton, Alexis G. Waller

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780823285662
Publisher: Fordham University Press
Publication date: 12/03/2019
Series: Transdisciplinary Theological Colloquia
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Karen Bray (Edited By)
Karen Bray is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies and Philosophy at Wesleyan College.

Stephen D. Moore (Edited By)
Stephen D. Moore is Edmund S. Janes Professor of New Testament Studies at the Theological School, Drew University.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Mappings and Crossings
Karen Bray and Stephen D. Moore | 1

The Animality of Affect: Religion, Emotion, and Power
Donovan O. Schaefer | 19

Capitalism as Religion, Debt as Interface: Wearing the World as a Debt Garment
Gregory J. Seigworth | 38

Immobile Theologies, Carceral Affects: Interest and Debt in Faith-Based Prison Programs
Erin Runions | 55

Affective Politics of the Unending Korean War:
Remembering and Resistance
Wonhee Anne Joh | 85

Weeping by the Water: Hydraulic Affects and Political
Depression in South Korea after Sewol
Dong Sung Kim | 110

Reading (with) Rhythm for the Sake of the (I-n-)Islands:
A Rastafarian Interpretation of Samson as Ambi(val)ent
Affective Assemblage
A. Paige Rawson | 126

The “Unspeakable Teachings” of The Secret Gospel of Mark:
Feelings and Fantasies in the Making of Christian Histories
Alexis G. Waller | 145

Gender: A Public Feeling?
Max Thornton | 174

Writing Affect and Theology in Indigenous Futures
Mathew Arthur | 187

Feeling Dead, Dead Feeling
Amy Hollywood | 206

Acknowledgments | 219

List of Contributors | 221

Index | 225

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