Religion today: Themes and issues
Religion today: Themes and issues

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Religion today: Themes and issues


This course was written by Dr Marion Bowman and Dr Susan Mumm

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Maitland, S. ‘Rose of Lima: some thoughts on purity and penance’ from Joseph, A. ‘Through the Devil’s Gateway’ 1990, London, SPCK. With permission from The Society for Promotion of Christian knowledge,;

Miner, H. ‘Body ritual among the Nacirema’, from American Anthropologist, 1956, vol.58 pp. 503-7

Figure 1 The installation of a shrine to Guan Yin in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Photo: Eithne Nightingale, © V & A Images/ Victoria and Albert Museum;

Figure 2 Publicity material for The St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art. Photo: © Glasgow City Council (Museums), Glasgow Museums;

Figure 3 Shiva Nataraja, c.1800, bronze. Glasgow Museums: The St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art. Photo: © Glasgow City Council (Museums), Glasgow Museums;

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