Faculty Highlights

Greenberg publishes essay in seminal religious studies companion

Jewish studies professor Yudit Greenberg’s article on the body in religion has garnered publication in The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to the Study of Religion, one of the foremost surveys on the study of religion.

In the article, titled “The Body in Religion,” Greenberg examines topics such as the dualism between the mind and body, the interdisciplinarity of religious studies and the category of the body, representations of the human and the divine body in Western and Asian sacred texts, purity, the body in health and healing, and issues related to the history of gendered and sexualized bodies in religion.

Greenberg’s essay appears alongside a slew of international contributors in the second edition of the text, edited by Robert A. Segal.