Title Page, Copyright Page

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pp. 1-6

Contents

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pp. 7-10

Illustrations

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pp. 11-14

Preface

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pp. 15-18

IntroductionMaterial Religion—How Things Matter

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pp. 19-42

PART IAnxieties about Things

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pp. 43-44

The Modern Fear of MatterReflections on the Protestantism of Victorian Science

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pp. 45-57

Dangerous ThingsOne African Genealogy

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pp. 58-79

Things That MatterThe Extra Calvinisticum, the Eucharist, and John Calvin’s Unstable Materiality

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pp. 80-92

PART I IImages and Incarnations

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pp. 93-94

From Stone to FleshThe Case of the Buddha

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pp. 95-107

Rhetoric of the HeartFiguring the Body in Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

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pp. 108-129

IdolatryNietzsche, Blake, and Poussin

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pp. 130-144

‘‘Has this thing appeared again tonight?’’Deus ex Machina and Other Theatrical Interventions of the Supernatural

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pp. 145-154

Portraits That MatterKing Chulalongkorn Objects and the Sacred World of Thai-ness

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pp. 155-168

PART I I ISacred Artifacts

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pp. 169-170

Material Mobility Versus ConcentricCosmology in the SukkahThe House of the Wandering Jew or a Ubiquitous Temple?

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pp. 171-197

The Tasbirwol (Prayer Beads) under AttackHow the Common Practice of Counting One’s BeadsReveals Its Secrets in the Muslim Community of North Cameroon

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pp. 198-215

Miniatures and Stones in the SpiritualEconomy of the Virgin of Urkupina in Bolivia

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pp. 216-230

PART I VBodily Fluids

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pp. 231-232

Fluid MattersGendering Holy Blood and Holy Milk

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pp. 233-249

‘‘When you see blood, it brings truth’’Ritual and Resistance in a Time of War

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pp. 250-267

A Pentecostal Passion ParadigmThe Invisible Framing of Gibson’s Christ in a Dutch Pentecostal Church

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pp. 268-282

PART VPublic Space

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pp. 283-284

The Structural Transformation of the CoffeehouseReligion, Language, and the Public Sphere in the Modernizing Muslim World

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pp. 285-299

The Affective Power of the Face VeilBetween Disgust and Fascination

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pp. 300-313

‘‘There is a spirit in that image’’Mass-Produced Jesus Pictures and Protestant-Pentecostal Animation in Ghana

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pp. 314-338

The FedEx SaintsPatrons of Mobility and Speed in a Neoliberal City

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pp. 339-354

PART V IDigital Technologies

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pp. 355-356

Enchantment, Inc.Online Gaming Between Spiritual Experience and Commodity Fetishism

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pp. 357-373

Fulfilling the Sacred Potential of TechnologyNew Edge Technophilia, Consumerism, and Spirituality in Silicon Valley

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pp. 374-396

In Their Own Image?Catholic, Protestant, and Holistic Spiritual Appropriations of the Internet

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pp. 397-410

Notes

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pp. 411-486

Contributors

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pp. 487-492

Index

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pp. 493-500