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‘Jesus saves’ and ‘Clothed in Christ’: athletic religious apparel in the Christian CrossFit community (2017)
Journal Article
Ornella, A. D. (in press). ‘Jesus saves’ and ‘Clothed in Christ’: athletic religious apparel in the Christian CrossFit community. Sport in Society, 22(2), 266-280. https://doi.org/10.1080/17430437.2017.1360580

The popular sport of CrossFit has attracted a number of Christians who simultaneously celebrate their passion for their faith and their passion for their sport. In this interplay of sport and religion, fashion becomes an important means for the profe... Read More

Losers, food, and sex: clerical masculinity in the BBC sitcom Rev (2016)
Journal Article
Ornella, A. (2016). Losers, food, and sex: clerical masculinity in the BBC sitcom Rev. Journal for Religion, Film and Media, 99-122. https://doi.org/10.25364/05.2%3A2016.2.6

Clerical masculinities, much like their lay/secular counterparts, often appear unchanging because they are the products of naturalization processes. Clerical masculinities, however, are far from being stable but the live and breathe the dynamics of b... Read More

Are chimeras ‘natural’? Disgust, ethics and ‘nature’ (2015)
Book Chapter
Gonzalez-Arnal, S. (2015). Are chimeras ‘natural’? Disgust, ethics and ‘nature’. In A. D. Ornella (Ed.), Making Humans: Religious, Technological and Aesthetic Perspectives, 107-127. Inter-Disciplinary Press

In this chapter I argue, against Mary Midgley, that the ‘yuk’ feeling that is elicited by chimeras should not be taken into account when making moral evaluations of the kind of biotechnology that creates them (‘algeny’, according to Midgley). She lin... Read More

Commun(icat)ing bodies: Body as a medium in religious symbol systems (2015)
Book
A. Höpflinger, A. D. Ornella, & S. Knauss (Eds.), (2015). Commun(icat)ing bodies: Body as a medium in religious symbol systems

As a basic medium of human interaction, the body is fundamental to socio-cultural communication systems, in particular the communication system of religion. This innovative and ground-breaking volume studies these systems and the role that the bo... Read More

The Promethean myth : an argument for methodological atheism (2009)
Journal Article
Ornella, A. (2009). The Promethean myth : an argument for methodological atheism. Masaryk University journal of law and technology, 3(1), 125-151

In public perception (in particular in secular Europe), technosciences are often considered as something verifiable, neutral, and without any relation to the religious realm. Looking back at ancient times, however, powerful mythical figures like Prom... Read More