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Great Clarity

Fabrizio Pregadio.

February 2006; p ublished online June 2013 .

Book. Subjects: East Asian Religions. 392 pages.

This book examines the religious aspects of Chinese alchemy. Its main focus is the relation of alchemy to the Daoist traditions of the early medieval period (third to sixth centuries). The...

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Miracle Cures

Robert A. Scott.

June 2010; p ublished online May 2012 .

Book. Subjects: East Asian Religions. 272 pages.

Iconic images of medieval pilgrims, such as Geoffrey Chaucer's pilgrims making their laborious way to Canterbury, conjure a distant time when faith was the only refuge of the ill and...

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Islam and Christianity

John Renard.

March 2011; p ublished online May 2012 .

Book. Subjects: East Asian Religions. 344 pages.

In light of the widespread public perception of incompatibility between Islam and Christianity, this book provides a much-needed straightforward comparison of these two great faith...

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Crusading Peace

Tomaz Mastnak.

February 2002; p ublished online May 2012 .

Book. Subjects: East Asian Religions. 417 pages.

This book's provocative analysis of the roots of peacemaking in the Western world elucidates struggles for peace that took place in the high and late Middle Ages. The author traces the ways...

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Foreigners and Their Food

David Freidenreich.

August 2011; p ublished online May 2012 .

Book. Subjects: East Asian Religions. 352 pages.

This book explores how Jews, Christians, and Muslims conceptualize “us” and “them” through rules about the preparation of food by adherents of other religions and the act of eating with...

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Wild Religion

David Chidester.

April 2012; p ublished online September 2016 .

Book. Subjects: East Asian Religions. 280 pages.

This book is a wild ride through recent South African history from the advent of democracy in 1994 to the euphoria of the football World Cup in 2010. In the context of South Africa's...

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Religion in the Kitchen

Elizabeth Pérez.

February 2016; p ublished online September 2016 .

Book. Subjects: East Asian Religions. 320 pages.

This book argues that cooking and talking are at the very quick of Black Atlantic religions. It shows that tasks like butchering, although manual, are far from menial, and “idle chatter”...

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Miraculous Images and Votive Offerings in Mexico

Frank Graziano.

January 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Book. Subjects: East Asian Religions. 352 pages.

Miraculous Images and Votive Offerings in Mexico is based on fieldwork at several shrines and basilicas and is supported by research in a vast, interdisciplinary body of...

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Evangelical Christianity and Democracy in Africa

Edited by Terence O. Ranger.

October 2006; p ublished online May 2008 .

Book. Subjects: East Asian Religions. 288 pages.

In recent decades, Christianity has acquired millions of new adherents in Africa, the region with the world's fastest expanding population. What role has this development of evangelical...

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The Modern Endeavor to Interpret Early Chinese Religions

K.E. Brashier.

P ublished online February 2015 .

Article. Subjects: East Asian Religions. 14479 words.

Early Chinese religions consist of individual religious components, on one hand, and the systems uniting those components, on the other, but the systems get lost over time. Hence, when we...

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