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With an introduction on how to redefine our thinking about religion and theatrical drama, these nine essays on contemporary and classic plays rehabilitate the link between theatrical performance and dramatic stories for the study of religion. These new and distinctively interdisciplinary perspectives will be of interest to scholars working in the fields of religion, theology, theatre and performance studies, literary studies, and philosophy.


This book is a reprint of articles from the Special Issue published online in the open access journal Religions (ISSN 2077-1444) (available at

ISBN 9783036525976 (hardcover); 9783036525969 (pdf)

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Go and Sin No More / D. Cavallaro

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Gertrude Stein & the Metaphysical Avant-Garde / D. Tanner-Kennedy

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Toward Witnessing the Other / M. VanZandt Collins

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Theodramatic Themes and Showtime in Nassim Soleimanpour’s White Rabbit Red Rabbit / C. Gillespie

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Nora's Ironic Longing for Christlike Love / D. V. Urban

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Religion and the Limits of Metatheatre ... / L. Bouchard

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Bewitching Power / T. Fish

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"Fantastic Tricks before High Heaven" ... / E. Bryan

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"Beautiful and New" ... / A. Beyt

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