Thomas B. Ellis Ph.D

There are 7 included publications by Thomas B. Ellis Ph.D:

TitleDateViewsBrief Description
Disgusting Bodies, Disgusting Religion: The Biology of Tantra 2011 1585 ABSTRACTHard-core Tantric practice is disgusting, a point several scholars make. Scholarly interpretations of Tantric disgustingness, however, tend to follow the lead of Mary Douglas in suggesting that what disgusts is ultimately a reflection of soci...
Growing Up Amid The Religion And Science Affair: A Perspective From Indology 2012 769 Abstract. This article identifies the tropes of “maturity” and “immaturity” in the dialogue between religion and science. On both sides of the aisle, authors charge, either directly or indirectly, that their dissenting interlocutors are not mature en...
I Love You, I Hate You: Toward a Psychology of the Hindu Deus Absconditus 2009 1456 No Abstract
"Imagining a Theory: Questioning the Eschatological and Soteriological Motivations in Gananath Obeyesekere's Imagining Karma 2005 632 No Abstract
“Of And and Of : The Politics of Grammar and the Study of Religion” 2008 568 Grammatical constructions in course titles and research agendas reflect particular theoretical orientations in the study of religion. Privileging one construction over the others amounts to a politics of grammar. Two constructions are examined here—t...
Review of Wei Zhang, Heidegger, Rorty, and the Eastern Thinkers: A Hermeneutic of Cross-Cultural Encounter 2008 752 No Abstract
Teaching & Learning Guide for: On Spirituality: Natural and Non-Natural 2009 653 Author’s IntroductionReligious conversations – both scholarly and popular – routinely employ the term ‘spirituality,’ a term whose ubiquity is matched only by its obscurity. ‘Spirituality’ is seldom, if ever, defined. Most people seemingly appeal to ...