Bodies on Display


  • Rachel McBride Lindsey Washington University in St. Louis



display, embodiment, conference proceedings


In this brief introduction, Rachel McBride Lindsey frames the questions around which the original conference panel was formed, briefly gestures to the studies of the four authors, and engages some of the insights provided in the formal response.

Author Biography

Rachel McBride Lindsey, Washington University in St. Louis

Associate Director, John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics


Baert, Barbara. 2009. Ed. Fluid Flesh: The Body, Religion, and the Visual Arts. Leuven, Belgium: Leuven University Press.

Bynum, Caroline Walker. 1990. Fragmentation and Redemption: Essays on Gender and the Human Body in Medieval Religion. New York: Zone Books.

Coakley, Sarah. 2000. Ed. Religion and the Body. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Debord, Guy. 1994 [1967]. Society of the Spectacle. Trans. Donald Nicholson-Smith. New York: Zone Books.

Finch, Martha. 2010. Dissenting Bodies: Corporealities in Early New England. Ithaca: Cornell University Press.

Goffman, Erving. 1959. The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life. New York: Doubleday Books.

Griffith, R. Marie. 2004. Born Again Bodies: Flesh and Spirit in American Christianity. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, Barbara. 1998. Destination Culture: Tourism, Museums, and Heritage. Berkeley: University of California Press.

McLuhan, Marshall. 1964. Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man. New York: McGraw-Hill.

Pinn, Anthony B. 2010. Embodiment and the New Shape of Black Theological Thought. New York: New York University Press.

Promey, Sally. 2001. “The Public Display of Religion.” In The Visual Culture of American Religions. Ed. Sally Promey and David Morgan. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Wetzel, Dominic. 2011. Ed. The Scholar and Feminist Online Special Issue on Religion and the Body, Issue 9.3.




How to Cite

Lindsey, R. (2014). Bodies on Display. Bulletin for the Study of Religion, 43(2), 2–4.



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