in Defending God
May 2005; p ublished online July 2005 .
Chapter. Subjects: Biblical Studies. 7488 words.
The necessity for parental discipline to instill virtue in children raises the possibility that God employs evil for similar purposes. This popular understanding of evil and the...
in Quakers and Abolition
April 2014; p ublished online April 2017 .
Chapter. Subjects: History of Religion. 4986 words.
This introductory chapter provides an overview of the book's main themes. It first discusses the origins of the Quaker antislavery movement and how the Quaker response to the problem of...
P ublished online September 2016 .
Article. Subjects: Buddhism; Tibetan Buddhism; Zen Buddhism. 9744 words.
In Buddhism, ordinations are the ceremonies in which men and women become members of the Buddhist monastic order, or sangha. Such ceremonies often emphasize rules or precepts set forth in...
P ublished online September 2010 .
Article. Subjects: Buddhism; Tibetan Buddhism; Zen Buddhism. 12634 words.
The disciplinary codes for the training of Buddhist monks (Skt. bhikṣus) and nuns (Skt. bhikṣuṇīs), as well as the institutional regulations for the monastic community (Skt. saṃgha) are...