in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions
January 2000; p ublished online January 2003 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Studies. 53 words.
Symbol of emptiness (śūnyatā) and of the undifferentiated source of appearance in Zen Buddhism. In Japanese esoteric
in The Divine Eye and the Diaspora
February 2015; p ublished online November 2016 .
Chapter. Subjects: Religious Studies. 14684 words.
The fifth chapter explores the “Caodaists in black,” members of Tâm Tông Miếu, an esoteric temple dedicated to the “three great Asian traditions” of Taoism, Buddhism, and Confucianism in...
in Domesticating a Religious Import
April 2011; p ublished online January 2012 .
Chapter. Subjects: History of Religion. 17520 words.
The Catholic Association (CA) was the first organized lay movement in the Catholic Church in colonial Zimbabwe. While African laymen founded the organization, Jesuit and clerical...
in The Birth of Conservative Judaism
May 2012; p ublished online November 2015 .
Chapter. Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies. 6669 words.
From 1913–1918, the United Synagogue of America remained staunchly committed to diversity. Its members overlooked their vast differences, choosing instead to work together to implement...
in Deborah's Daughters
March 2014; p ublished online April 2014 .
Chapter. Subjects: Biblical Studies. 15643 words.
In the Early Modern period (1600–1800), there was a virtual explosion of female-authored publications. Women scholars, poets, and public speakers argued that they were following the example...
in Kirtland Temple
May 2014; p ublished online April 2017 .
Chapter. Subjects: Religious Studies. 11204 words.
This chapter argues that early Mormons created temple spaces to gain special blessings of God's spirit beyond the conversion experience. The Kirtland Temple fulfilled this function but...
in Myths in Stone
February 2001; p ublished online May 2012 .
Chapter. Subjects: Religious Studies. 10022 words.
This chapter addresses the sacralization process of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. It also explores the fate of Pierre Charles L'Enfant's plan to develop an important...
in Bob Drinan
November 2010; p ublished online March 2011 .
Chapter. Subjects: Religious Studies. 7537 words.
Drinan's interests and areas of expertise were broadening, to the point where, although he had zero political experience and had never even registered as a member of a political party, he...