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Holy Tears:
Weeping in the Religious Imagination
Edited by Kimberley Christine Patton & John Stratton Hawley

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS xi
Introduction by Kimberley Christine Patton and John Stratton Hawley 1
The Poetics and Politics of Ritualized Weeping in Early and Medieval Japan by Gary L. Ebersole 25
Productive Tears: Weeping Speech, Water, and the Underworld in Mexica Tradition by Kay Almere Read 52
"Why Do Your Eyes Not Run Like a River?" Ritual Tears in Ancient and Modern Greek Funerary Traditions by Gay Ord Pollock Lynch 67
"Sealing the Book with Tears": Divine Weeping on Mount Nebo and in the Warsaw Ghetto by Rabbi Nehemia Polen 83
The Gopis Tears by John Stratton Hawley 94
Hsüan-tsang's Encounter with the Buddha: A Cloud of Philosophy in a Drop of Tears by Malcolm David Eckel 112
Weeping in Classical Sufism by William C. Chittick 132
"No Power of Speech Remains": Tears and Transformation in South Asian Majlis Poetry by Amy Bard 145
{{Ecedil}}ku{{nacute}} Ì yáwò: Bridal Tears in Marriage Rites of Passage among the óyò-Yorúbà of Nigeria by Jacob K. OlúpónÀ with S{{ocedl}}lá Ajìbàdè 165
A Love for All Seasons: Weeping in Jewish Sources by Herbert W. Basser 178
"Pray with Tears and Your Request Will Find a Hearing": On the Iconology of the Magdalene’s Tears by Diane Apostolos-Cappadona 201
Tears and Screaming: Weeping in the Spirituality of Margery Kempe by Santha Bhattacharji 229
"An Obscure Matter": The Mystery of Tears in Orthodox Spirituality by Bishop Kallistos Ware 242
"Howl, Weep and Moan, and Bring It Back to God": Holy Tears in Eastern Christianity by Kimberley Christine Patton 255
"Send Thou Me": God's Weeping and the Sanctification of Ground Zero by Reverend Betsee Parker 274
Epilogue: Tikkun ha-olam 301
INDEX 303
CONTRIBUTORS 313

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