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In contemporary Western culture, the word "fetus" introduces either a political subject or a. .Imagining the Unborn in Early Christian. Famous Fetuses in Rabbinic Narratives. Fetal References in Japanese Mythology and Cultural.

In contemporary Western culture, the word "fetus" introduces either a political subject or a literal, medicalized entity. Neither of these frameworks does justice to the vast array of religious literature and oral traditions from cultures around the world in which the fetus emerges as a powerful symbol or metaphor. Fetal Narratives in Islamic Literature. The Colossal Fetuses of La Venta and Mesoamericas Earliest. Fetal Ultrasound Images and Imaginings.

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By Vanessa R. Sasson, Jane Marie La. In the current North American climate, the word "fetus" usually either evokes turbulent political issues or refers to a medicalized entity. Sasson, Jane Marie Law. No cover image. Imagining the Fetus: The Unborn in Myth, Religion, and Culture. However, these associations belie the extraordinary range of religious literature and oral traditions throughout the world in which the fetus features centrally as a powerful symbol or metaphor. Vanessa R. Sasson and Jane Marie Law. In contemporary Western culture, the word fetus introduces either a political subject or a literal, medicalized entity.

AAR American Academy of Religion . Series: Religion, Culture, and History. Imagining the Fetus seeks to take the topic of the fetus well beyond its usual conversational contexts. This book acknowledges and explores the fact that the fetus has been the subject of imagination throughout much of human history and culture, occupying a vast array of roles and representing such themes as inclusion, emergence, and transformation. The essays in this volume analyze the depiction of the fetus in the world’s major religious traditions, finding some striking commonalities as well as intriguing differences. Additional Information.

In contemporary Western culture, the word fetus introduces either a.

In contemporary Western culture, the word fetus introduces either a political subject or a literal, medicalized entity. The purpose of this book is to restore the nuance of fetal symbolism and liberate it from the stultifying parameters of the abortion/embryonic stem cell debate, giving it room once again to function as a symbol of greater and more complex human emotions, dilemmas, and aspirations.

Series: American Academy of Religion Cultural Criticism Ser. Subjects . Famous" Fetuses in Rabbinic Narratives. Subjects: Fetus Religious aspects. Theological anthropology. Introduction: Restoring Nuance to Imagining the Fetus. The Story of Samkarsana's and Krsna's Births: A Drama Involving Embryos. The Great Men of Jainism In Utero: A Survey. A Womb with a View: The Buddha's Final Fetal Experience. A Prophet Emerging: Fetal Narratives in Islamic Literature. The Colossal Fetuses of La Venta and Mesoamerica's Earliest Creation Story.

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In contemporary Western culture, the word "fetus" introduces either a political subject or a literal, medicalized entity. Neither of these frameworks does justice to the vast array of religious literature and oral traditions from cultures around the world in which the fetus emerges as a powerful symbol or metaphor. This volume presents essays that explore the depiction of the fetus in the world's major religious traditions, finding some striking commonalities as well as intriguing differences. Among the themes that emerge is the tendency to conceive of the fetus as somehow independent of the mother's body -- as in the case of the Buddha, who is described as inhabiting a palace while gestating in the womb. On the other hand, the fetus can also symbolically represent profound human needs and emotions, such as the universal experience of vulnerability. The authors note how the advent of the fetal sonogram has transformed how people everywhere imagine the unborn today, giving rise to a narrow range of decidedly literal questions about personhood, gender, and disability.
Imagining the Fetus the Unborn in Myth, Religion, and Culture (American Academy of Religion Cultural Criticism series) download epub
Religious Studies
Author: Vanessa R Sasson,Jane Marie Law
ISBN: 0195380053
Category: Religion & Spirituality
Subcategory: Religious Studies
Language: English
Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (December 12, 2008)
Pages: 320 pages