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Title Discourses of purity in transcultural perspective (300-1600) / edited by Matthias Bley, Nikolas Jaspert, Stefan Kock.
Imprint Boston : Brill, [2015]

Series Dynamics in the history of religions, 1878-8106 ; VOLUME 7
Dynamics in the history of religion ; v. 7.
Subject Purity, Ritual.
Alt Name Bley, Matthias,
Jaspert, Nikolas,
Köck, Stefan,
Series Dynamics in the history of religions, 1878-8106 ; VOLUME 7
Dynamics in the history of religion ; v. 7.
Subject Purity, Ritual.
Alt Name Bley, Matthias,
Jaspert, Nikolas,
Köck, Stefan,
Description 1 online resource.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Preface; An Introduction to Discourses of Purity in Transcultural Perspective; Section 1 Material Purity; Chapter 1 Early Medieval Churches as Cultic Space between Material and Ethical Purity; Chapter 2 Some Brief Notes on Purity in Chinese Daoism; Chapter 3 An Almost Tangible Presence: Some Thoughts on Material Purity among Medieval European Jews; Section 2 Ethical and Moral Purity; Chapter 4 From 'Clean' to 'Pure' in Everyday Life in Late Imperial China: A Preliminary Enquiry; Chapter 5 Discourses on Purity in Western Christianity in the Early and High Middle Ages.
Section 3 Purity of Spirit and ThoughtChapter 6 Purity between Semantics and History: Notes on Daoist Soteriology and Interreligious Encounters in Early Medieval China; Chapter 7 Purity of Language: A Short-lived Concept in Medieval Hebrew Poetry; Section 4 Purity of Cult; Chapter 8 Domum immundam a perversis violata mundavit. Viking Defilement in Early Medieval Francia; Chapter 9 Washing Away the Dirt of the World of Desire-On Origins and Developments of Notions of Ritual Purity in Japanese Mountain Religions.
Chapter 10 Patterns of Intensification of the Laws on Ritual Purity in Medieval Jewish AshkenazSection 5 Concepts of Textual Purity; Chapter 11 Religious Texts and the Islamic Purity Regime; Section 6 Concepts of Genealogical Purity; Chapter 12 Sons of Damnation: Franciscans, Muslims, and Christian Purity; Chapter 13 Purifying the Pure: The Visuddhimagga, Forest-Dwellers and the Dynamics of Individual and Collective Prestige in Theravāda Buddhism; Chapter 14 Registers of Genealogical Purity in Classical Islam; Index.
Summary This volume comprises fifteen articles on the differing functions that purity, impurity, pollution and related categories could fulfil in Asian and European religions and societies of the 3rd to 17th century c.E. They focus processes of religious demarcation and transfer.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9789004289758 (electronic bk.)
9004289755 (electronic bk.)
9789004289741
9004289747
OCLC # 907808267
Additional Format Electronic reproduction of (manifestation): Discourses of purity in transcultural perspective (300-1600). Boston : Brill, 2014 9789004289741 (DLC) 2014046979 (OCoLC)898029308