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About this Series
Religion Around examines cultural icons as religious subjects. It challenges what we think of as religious biography by looking beyond individual figures who act upon the world, carving out intellectual space on their own terms, to the surrounding religious and spiritual conditions in which their iconicity is made and to which it responds. The series seeks generative approaches to the human desire to encounter, sidestep, channel, or overcome religious power in various forms—and to the cultural and historical forces that shape an individual as an icon of that collective striving. We welcome creative and experimental proposals that examine religion around cultural icons in literature and arts, music and performance, and celebrity and commodification.
Acquiring Editor, Kathryn Yahner
Chad E. Seales
Peter Iver Kaufman
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