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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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Miracle Cures

Robert A. Scott.

June 2010; published 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; published 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; published 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; published 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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The Modern Endeavor to Interpret Early Chinese Religions

K.E. Brashier.

Published 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; published 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; published 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; published 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; published 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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