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This is a collection that documents examples from the field devoted to the study of "material religion," proponents of which, according to the journal Material Religion: The Journal of Objects Art and Belief,

"... explore how religion happens in material culture – images, devotional and liturgical objects, architecture and sacred space, works of arts and mass-produced artifacts. No less important than these material forms are the many different practices that put them to work. Ritual, communication, ceremony, instruction, meditation, propaganda, pilgrimage, display, magic, liturgy and interpretation constitute many of the practices whereby religious material culture constructs the worlds of belief."

In other words, these examples are not idealist or abstract, but objects and embodied examples of religion in the material world.

 

 

 

 
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