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Basu, Helene

, luck, intense devotion, emotions, and more; it is a way in which people engage with, navigate, negotiate, and survive in this world. Possession as a theme has accompanied the history of Indian religion...

Schweig and David Buchta, Graham

The word rasa within the Hindu context, specifically for certain devotional bhakti traditions, has come to refer to the ultimate experience of a transcendent and perfect love. This love engages pure emotions in any one of several eternal relationships with divinity, of greater or lesser levels of

Lutjeharms, Rembert

Rūpa Gosvāmī was one of the principal disciples of Kṛṣṇa Caitanya and an important 16th-century theologian of the Gauḍīya Vaiṣṇava school; he developed an elaborate avatāra theology as well as a sophisticated theology of religious emotion. Born in Bengal, he spent most of his life in Vraja (now

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John T. P. Lai

China, 1916], from the series of original novels: A work of moral fiction serves as an effective tool for reforming social customs. Its detailed narrative will enlighten the mind and open the eyes of the readers; and its elegant style will move their heart and arouse their emotions. Encountering the

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Joseph Tse-Hei Lee and Lars Peter Laamann

, private life, personal emotions, and everyday faith experience at the center. By studying the confluence of faith and politics, individual agency and institutional structure, church and state and war and revolution, a new history of the turbulent beginning of twentieth-century China will be presented. All

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John T. P. Lai

imagination and the emotions of the reader: colorful descriptions, rhetorical appeals, exaggerated numbers, and prodigious miracles involving celestial manifestations.” 21 The religious steadfastness of the mother and seven sons, together with the companion story of Eleazar, became models for later writers

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Vince Le

their style of worship. Their worship became more expressive, with more bodily movement and the expression of a wide range of emotions, from crying out of grief and repentance to laughing out of exuberant joy in divine love. Worship was important, for it was thought of as a way to experience “the

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Susannah Deane

explanations of causation, such as those related to certain behaviours or emotions including “worry,” “stress,” and particular religious behaviours perceived to be problematic, 16 but a number of conditions were attributed to the action of one or more spirits or deities, either through possession or non

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Stanley J. Valayil C. John

the process, emotions, and the people involved in acclimating the clergy to their new context. My research sought to understand the role of the church, the clergy, and the faith community in receiving and hosting clergy from India. In total, I conducted thirty-five in-depth interviews. Thirteen of

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Stanley J. Valayil C. John

the process, emotions, and the people involved in acclimating the clergy to their new context. My research sought to understand the role of the church, the clergy, and the faith community in receiving and hosting clergy from India. In total, I conducted thirty-five in-depth interviews. Thirteen of