Jan 26

Book: Materiality and the Study of Religion

Materiality and the Study of Religion: The Stuff of the Sacred (Hardback) book cover

Materiality and the Study of Religion

Edited by Tim Hutchings and Joanne McKenzie

Routledge, 2017



Material culture has emerged in recent decades as a significant theoretical concern for the study of religion. This book contributes to and evaluates this material turn, presenting thirteen chapters of new empirical research and theoretical reflection from some of the leading international scholars of material religion. Following a model for material analysis proposed in the first chapter by David Morgan, the contributors trace the life cycle of religious materiality through three phases: the production of religious objects, their classification as religious (or non-religious), and their circulation and use in material culture. (Click here to read more).