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Confucianism

Daniel K. Gardner.

August 2014; published online August 2014.

Book. Subjects: Confucianism; customs and traditions. 152 pages.

To understand China, it is essential to understand Confucianism. First formulated in the sixth century bce, the teachings of Confucius would come to dominate Chinese society, politics,...

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Great Clarity

Fabrizio Pregadio.

February 2006; published 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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Powers

Edited by Meerten B. ter Borg and Jan Willem van Henten.

February 2010; published online March 2011.

Book. Subjects: East Asian religions. 264 pages.

This book, the first themed volume in the series The Future of the Religious Past, elaborates the manifold and fascinating interconnections between power and religion. It ...

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Political Theologies

Edited by Hent de Vries and Lawrence E. Sullivan.

November 2006; published online March 2011.

Book. Subjects: East Asian religions. 800 pages.

What has happened to religion in its present manifestations? In recent years, Enlightenment secularization, as it appeared in the global spread of political structures that relegate...

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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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Zoroastrians in Britain

John R. Hinnells.

February 1996; published online October 2011.

Book. Subjects: East Asian religions. 352 pages.

Zoroastrianism is the religion of ancient Iran, dating back over a thousand years before the time of Christ. It is also the religion of Britain's oldest South Asian minority, with a history...

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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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Heroic Wives Rituals, Stories and the Virtues of Jain Wifehood

M. Whitney Kelting.

October 2009; published online February 2010.

Book. Subjects: East Asian religions. 272 pages.

Being a good Jain woman involves negotiating between the mutually exclusive ideologies found in the South Asian discourse of devoted wifehood and in the Jain discourse of renunciation. This...

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Global Pentecostal and Charismatic Healing

Candy Gunther Brown.

January 2011; published online May 2011.

Book. Subjects: East Asian religions. 424 pages.

This book explains why Pentecostal and Charismatic Christianity is a rapidly growing global phenomenon. Although often caricatured and reduced to speaking in tongues (glossolalia),...

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