in The Religious Crisis of the 1960s
October 2007; p ublished online January 2008 .
Chapter. Subjects: Religious Studies. 9166 words.
This chapter examines the social and religious upheavals of 1968. In the later 1960s, hopes for speedy and radical changes in both church and society were at a very high level. Christian...
in A Dictionary of the Bible
May 2011; p ublished online October 2012 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Studies; Biblical Studies. 84 words.
The symbol employed in textual criticism for a MS of the New Testament in Greek written on parchment in Egypt (
in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions
January 2000; p ublished online January 2003 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Studies. 53 words.
Symbol of emptiness (śūnyatā) and of the undifferentiated source of appearance in Zen Buddhism. In Japanese esoteric
in The Divine Eye and the Diaspora
February 2015; p ublished online November 2016 .
Chapter. Subjects: Religious Studies. 14684 words.
The fifth chapter explores the “Caodaists in black,” members of Tâm Tông Miếu, an esoteric temple dedicated to the “three great Asian traditions” of Taoism, Buddhism, and Confucianism in...
in Kirtland Temple
May 2014; p ublished online April 2017 .
Chapter. Subjects: Religious Studies. 11204 words.
This chapter argues that early Mormons created temple spaces to gain special blessings of God's spirit beyond the conversion experience. The Kirtland Temple fulfilled this function but...
in Myths in Stone
February 2001; p ublished online May 2012 .
Chapter. Subjects: Religious Studies. 10022 words.
This chapter addresses the sacralization process of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. It also explores the fate of Pierre Charles L'Enfant's plan to develop an important...
in Bob Drinan
November 2010; p ublished online March 2011 .
Chapter. Subjects: Religious Studies. 7537 words.
Drinan's interests and areas of expertise were broadening, to the point where, although he had zero political experience and had never even registered as a member of a political party, he...