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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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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 Western Esoteric Traditions

Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke.

October 2008; p ublished online September 2011 .

Book. Subjects: East Asian Religions. 296 pages.

Western esotericism combines spirituality with an empirical observation of the natural world while also relating humanity to the universe through a harmonious celestial order. This...

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Teaching Confucianism

Edited by Jeffrey L. Richey.

March 2008; p ublished online May 2008 .

Book. Subjects: East Asian Religions. 244 pages.

Teaching Confucianism presents pedagogically oriented essays that are informed by the latest scholarship, as well as practical experience in the religious studies and theology...

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Teaching Spirits

Joseph Epes Brown.

August 2001; p ublished online January 2009 .

Book. Subjects: East Asian Religions. 164 pages.

This book offers a thematic approach to looking at Native American religious traditions. Within the great multiplicity of Native American cultures, the book observes certain common themes...

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With Reverence for the Word

Edited by Jane Dammen McAuliffe, Barry D. Walfish and Joseph W. Goering.

January 2003; p ublished online October 2011 .

Book. Subjects: East Asian Religions. 506 pages.

This book explores medieval scriptural interpretation. Judaism, Christianity, and Islam are often characterized as religio-cultural siblings, traditions whose origins can be traced to the...

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Storytracking

Sam D. Gill.

April 1998; p ublished online October 2011 .

Book. Subjects: East Asian Religions. 288 pages.

This work takes a narrative technique (known as “storytracking”) practiced by Australian aboriginal people and applies it to the academic study of their culture. The book's purpose is to...

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Mystics

William Harmless.

December 2007; p ublished online October 2011 .

Book. Subjects: East Asian Religions. 336 pages.

Mystics are path-breaking religious practitioners who claim to have experience of the infinite, word-defying mystery that is God. Many have been gifted writers with an uncanny ability to...

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Ritual and Its Consequences

Adam B. Seligman, Robert P. Weller, Michael Puett and Bennett Simon.

February 2008; p ublished online May 2008 .

Book. Subjects: East Asian Religions. 240 pages.

This book shows how rituals allow us to live in a perennially imperfect world. The book, building on anthropological theories, draws examples of ritual attitudes from a variety of cultural...

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African Pentecostalism

Ogbu Kalu.

March 2008; p ublished online May 2008 .

Book. Subjects: East Asian Religions. 352 pages.

Across Africa, Christianity is thriving in all shapes and sizes. But one particular strain of Christianity prospers more than most — Pentecostalism. Pentecostals believe that everyone can...

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