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The Zoroastrian Diaspora

John R. Hinnells.

April 2005; published online October 2011.

Book. Subjects: East Asian religions. 884 pages.

What is the distinctive Zoroastrian experience, and what is the common diasporic experience? This book is the outcome of twenty years of research and of archival and fieldwork in eleven...

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Priestess, Mother, Sacred Sister

Susan Starr Sered.

December 1996; published online October 2011.

Book. Subjects: East Asian religions. 340 pages.

This book provides an examination of the critical impact of the social rather than the biological aspects of motherhood on women's religions. Women's social roles as nurturers, healers,...

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Fabulous Females and Peerless Pirs

February 2004; published online April 2005.

Book. Subjects: East Asian religions. 300 pages.

The mythic figure Satya Pīr has a wide following among Hindus and Muslims alike in the Bangla-speaking regions of South Asia. Believed to be an avatara of krsna, or a Sufi saint, or somehow...

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Teaching African American Religions

Edited by Carolyn M. Jones and Theodore Louis Trost.

June 2005; published online September 2006.

Book. Subjects: East Asian religions. 0 pages.

The variety and complexity of its traditions make African American religion one of the most difficult topics in religious studies to understand. The sheer scope of the subject is daunting...

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Three Eyes for the Journey

Dianne M. Stewart.

July 2005; published online July 2005.

Book. Subjects: East Asian religions. 288 pages.

Studies of African-derived religious traditions have generally focused on their retention of African elements. This emphasis slights the ways in which communities in the African diaspora...

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Controversial New Religions

Edited by James R. Lewis and Jesper Aagaard Petersen.

December 2004; published online May 2006.

Book. Subjects: East Asian religions. 0 pages.

This book features a collection of essays that discuss in detail the new religious groups that emerged during the 20th century. The essays provide an overview of each religion, their...

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Rastafari

Ennis Barrington Edmonds.

January 2003; published online November 2003.

Book. Subjects: East Asian religions. 208 pages.

Since its emergence in the margins of 1930s Jamaican society, Rastafari has moved to the forefront of Jamaican popular culture. This transition has been occasioned by Rastafari's own...

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Singing to the Jinas

M. Whitney Kelting.

August 2001; published online November 2003.

Book. Subjects: East Asian religions. 288 pages.

This book draws upon 14 months of field research centered on devotional singing and Svetambar Jain laywomen's religiosity in Pune, Maharashtra. These women balance their lives between...

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Secrets, Gossip, and Gods

Paul Christopher Johnson.

August 2002; published online November 2003.

Book. Subjects: East Asian religions. 238 pages.

This book is about secrecy in religion and the process by which traditionally secretive religions become public, taking as its case the Afro‐Brazilian religion of Candomblé. The book argues...

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Sacred Landscape in Medieval Afghanistan

Arezou Azad.

December 2013; published online January 2014.

Book. Subjects: Islam; East Asian religions. 240 pages.

This book is about a sacred place called Balkh, in today’s Afghanistan, known to the ancient Greeks as Bactra. The book offers a new look at the medieval local history of Balkh, the Faḍāʾil...

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