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 A History for Falun Gong

David Ownby.

in Falun Gong and the Future of China

June 2008; published online May 2008.

Chapter. Subjects: East Asian religions. 9907 words.

This chapter situates Falun Gong in the history of popular religion in late imperial and modern China, seeking to identify genealogical linkages among the late imperial White Lotus...

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“A People Made Holy to the Lord”

David M. Freidenreich.

in Foreigners and Their Food

August 2011; published online May 2012.

Chapter. Subjects: East Asian religions. 5682 words.

This chapter considers the Hebrew Bible's seemingly nonchalant attitude toward the food of foreigners. The Hebrew Bible emphasizes the distinction between “us” and “them”, and the...

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ABOUT THE TRANSLATIONS

Tony K. Stewart.

in Fabulous Females and Peerless Pirs

February 2004; published online April 2005.

Chapter. Subjects: East Asian religions. 2204 words.

This chapter talks about the translations of the eight tales in this volume. The author has taken a slightly different tack: the translations are not retellings, but faithful renderings of...

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Absolute versus Relative Morality

Kenneth W. Holloway.

in The Quest for Ecstatic Morality in Early China

March 2013; published online May 2013.

Chapter. Subjects: East Asian religions. 6269 words.

Xunzi, Mencius, and Confucius are most frequently cited as a necessary context for understanding the “Xing zi mingchu.” This chapter begins the analysis of this broader framework by...

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Acknowledging Diversity in the American Catholic Experience

Bernadette McNary-Zak.

in Teaching African American Religions

June 2005; published online September 2006.

Chapter. Subjects: East Asian religions. 4744 words.

This chapter focuses on the question of how a course on the history of American Catholicism might be framed for a non-Catholic, Protestant, and Southern context. The author of this book has...

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Act Two: Tragedy and Triumph

F. E. Peters.

in Jesus and Muhammad

November 2010; published online January 2011.

Chapter. Subjects: East Asian religions. 8202 words.

This chapter traces what might be called the “Second Act” in the lives of the two religious figures: the historical circumstances of Jesus’ last days in Jerusalem and the plot against his...

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Adso of Montier-en-Der and the Fear of the Year 1000

Daniel Verhelst.

in The Apocalyptic Year 1000

June 2003; published online October 2011.

Chapter. Subjects: East Asian religions. 6159 words.

Christianity has repeatedly experienced events that have given rise to eschatological expectations. Over and over again, people have emerged who, with ambitious curiosity, have attempted to...

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African Pentecostalism

Ogbu Kalu.

March 2008; published 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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After Lives

John Casey.

October 2009; published online February 2010.

Book. Subjects: East Asian religions. 480 pages.

Christianity from its earliest times taught the existence of heaven and hell as places where good and evil deeds in this life were judged, rewarded and punished. In the course of time ideas...

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After Lives

John Casey.

in After Lives

October 2009; published online February 2010.

Chapter. Subjects: East Asian religions. 4249 words.

This is a brief survey of beliefs about an after life from the earliest times. No one or two formulae can capture the structure or motives of such beliefs. Many beliefs in a future...

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