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
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.
Religion, Emotion, Sensation responds to the urgent needs of our times with a collection of brilliant essays that place affect theories and religious studies in critical intimacy with prisons, debt, national mourning, ecology and more. The introduction by editors Karen Bray and Stephen D. Moore masterfully frames this moving and inspiring collection.