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Orsi, Robert A.

Overview
Works: 30 works in 155 publications in 1 language and 10,218 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Exhibition catalogs  History  Prayers and devotions  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Publishing director
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Robert A Orsi
The Madonna of 115th Street : faith and community in Italian Harlem, 1880-1950 by Robert A Orsi( )

41 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in English and held by 2,806 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Gods of the city : religion and the American urban landscape by Robert A Orsi( )

15 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 2,437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thank you, St. Jude : women's devotion to the patron saint of hopeless causes by Robert A Orsi( )

13 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 2,375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert A. Orsi tells us that the women who were drawn to St. Jude - daughters and granddaughters of immigrants from southern and eastern Europe and Ireland - were the first generations of Catholic women to make lives for themselves outside of their ethnic enclaves. Orsi explores the ambitions and dilemmas of these women as they dealt with the pressures of the Depression and the Second World War, made modern marriages for themselves, entered the workplace, took care of relatives in their old neighborhoods, and raised children in circumstances very different from those of their mothers and grandmothers. Drawing on testimonies written in the periodicals devoted to St. Jude and on interviews with women who felt their lives were changed by St. Jude's intervention, Orsi shows how devotion to St. Jude enabled these women to negotiate their way amid the conflicting expectations of their two cultures - American and Catholic
Between heaven and earth : the religious worlds people make and the scholars who study them by Robert A Orsi( Book )

18 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher description: Explores the relationships men, women, and children have formed with the Virgin Mary and the saints in twentieth-century American Catholic history, and reflects, more broadly, on how people live in the company of sacred figures and how these relationships shape the ties between people on earth. Author Robert Orsi also considers how scholars of religion occupy the ground in between belief and analysis, faith and scholarship
Divine mirrors : the Virgin Mary in the visual arts by Melissa R Katz( Book )

8 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Divine Mirrors examines the complex relationship between sacred imagery and secular identity in the art of the Madonna." "This work features the work of such renowned artists as Il Pintoricchio, Mantegna, Munch, and Leger, alongside fresh, undiscovered masters and little-known works of art. The book's fifty catalogue entries range from a rare thirteenth-century panel painting to a specially commissioned artwork exploring the intersection of religion and modern life."--Jacket
The Cambridge companion to religious studies by Robert A Orsi( Book )

18 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Cambridge Companion to Religious Studies is both informative and provocative, introducing readers to key debates in the contemporary study of religion and suggesting future research possibilities. A group of distinguished scholars takes up some of the most pressing theoretical questions in the field. What is a "religious tradition"? How are religious texts read? What takes place when a religious practitioner stands before a representation of gods or goddesses, ghosts, ancestors, saints, and other special beings? What roles is religion playing in contemporary global society? The volume emphasizes religion as a lived practice, stressing that people have used and continue to use religious media to engage the circumstances of their lives. This underlying conviction provides a realistic perspective on religion, and the volume, ♯s̥ essays engage with real-world religious practices. The volume, ♯s̥ essays should prove valuable and interesting to a broad audience, including scholars in the humanities and social sciences and a general readership, as well as students of religious studies"--[Résumé de l'éditeur]
History and presence by Robert A Orsi( Book )

6 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of the greatest sources of violence in modern history has been the question of what Jesus meant when he told his disciples at the Last Supper to eat the bread of his body and drink the wine of his blood and to do so always in remembrance of him. It erupted in Europe in the sixteenth century and was carried around the globe by colonizers, missionaries, explorers, and scholars. In its opening chapters, History and Presence examines the power of this question in modernity, arguing that it shaped how religion itself as the object of critical scholarly inquiry came to be understood. The experience of the gods really present was consigned to the premodern, first in the figure of the Catholic, then elaborated as the heuristic for the religions of "primitives," dark-skinned people, women, children, the poor, both in the metropolitan centers of an ever-changing Europe and in its colonies. The distinction between those who live with the gods really present and others who do not retains broad normative force even today, evident, for example, in hierarchical models of psychological health and human maturity. Orsi goes on to ask what if the gods were restored to 'religion'? Using case studies drawn from Catholic devotional practices Orsi examines the relationships men and women form with supernatural beings and the consequences of these bonds for everyday life."--
Catholics in the Vatican II era : local histories of a global event by Kathleen Sprows Cummings( Book )

7 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Debates about the meaning of Vatican II and its role in modern Catholic and global history have largely focused on close theological study of its authoritative documents. This volume of newly commissioned essays contends that the historical significance of the council is best examined where these messages encountered the particular circumstances of the modern world: in local dioceses around the world. Each author examines the social, political, and domestic circumstances of a diocese, asking how they produced a distinctive lived experience of the Council and its aftermath. How did the Council change relationships and institutions? What was it like for laymen and women, for clergy, for nuns, for powerful first-world dioceses and for those in what we now know as the global south? A comparative reading of these chapters affords insights into these dimensions of Vatican II, and will spark a new generation of research into the history of twentieth-century Catholicism as both international and local
Italian Americans N010( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This selection of literature on Italian immigrants describes their adjustments to new economic and social circumstances and the life and culture of later generations of Italian Americans
Catholicism and Vatican II era local histories of a global event( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Debates about the meaning of Vatican II and its role in modern Catholic and global history have largely focused on close theological study of its authoritative documents. This volume of newly commissioned essays contends that the historical significance of the council is best examined where these messages encountered the particular circumstances of the modern world: in local dioceses around the world. Each author examines the social, political, and domestic circumstances of a diocese, asking how they produced a distinctive lived experience of the Council and its aftermath. How did the Council change relationships and institutions? What was it like for laymen and women, for clergy, for nuns, for powerful first-world dioceses and for those in what we now know as the global south? A comparative reading of these chapters affords insights into these dimensions of Vatican II, and will spark a new generation of research into the history of twentieth-century Catholicism as both international and local
Catholic Christianity : a history of the Church by Kevin W Irwin( Book )

3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guide to writing in religious studies by Faye Halpern( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Harvard Writing Project's disciplinary writing guides aim to introduce students to some of the basic practices and conventions of writing and conducting research in the various academic disciplines. This guide began as a pledge by professors to think about why we assign writing. We should not assign essays just because our professors did; students should not write essays just to fulfill requirements. We want you to engage and argue with the sources you are reading. We want you to take ideas in new directions. Some of what follows might look formulaic. But these guidelines are actually less constraining than the five-paragraph formula you might have learned in high school. We provide them here as a template from which you can make your own essays. It is the template we use when launching our own essays, so we know it can work
The Madonna of 115th Street Faith and Community in Italian Harlem, 1880-1950; Second Edition by Robert A Orsi( Book )

3 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Virgin Mary in the visual arts by Melissa R Katz( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emergency Exceptions from NEPA: Who Should Decide? by Robert A Orsi( )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between heaven and earth : the religious worlds people make and the scholars who study them by Robert A Orsi( Recording )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Explores the relationships men, women, and children have formed with the Virgin Mary and the saints in twentieth-century American Catholic history, and reflects, more broadly, on how people live in the company of sacred figures and how these relationships shape the ties between people on earth. [In this book, the author] also considers how scholars of religion occupy the ground in between belief and analysis, faith and scholarship
Gods of the City: Religion and the American Urban Landscape (Religion in North America) by Robert A Orsi( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Lived religions( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Thank You, St. Jude by Robert A Orsi( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Finding the presence in Mormon history : an interview with Susanna Morrill, Richard Lyman Bushman, and Robert Orsi by Susanna Morrill( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Dialogue asked Susanna Morrill, associate professor of religious studies at Lewis and Clark College, to moderate a discussion between Robert Orsi and Richard Lyman Bushman. The discussion centered around the relevance of Orsi's work to Mormon historiography and his impressions of Bushman's book, Joseph Smith : rough stone rolling, and how scholars of religion might strive to deal with religious experince in more satisfying ways
 
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Gods of the city : religion and the American urban landscape
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Gods of the city : religion and the American urban landscapeThank you, St. Jude : women's devotion to the patron saint of hopeless causesBetween heaven and earth : the religious worlds people make and the scholars who study themDivine mirrors : the Virgin Mary in the visual artsThe Virgin Mary in the visual arts
Alternative Names
Orsi, Robert 1953-

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Orsi, Robert Anthony.

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Robert Anthony Orsi

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Languages
English (144)