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Democracy's DharmaReligious Renaissance and Political Development in Taiwan

Democracy's Dharma: Religious Renaissance and Political Development in Taiwan

Richard Madsen

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520252271
eISBN:
9780520941038
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252271.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This book explores the remarkable religious renaissance that has reformed, revitalized, and renewed the practices of Buddhism and Daoism in Taiwan. The author connects these noteworthy developments ... More

Diasporas and ExilesVarieties of Jewish Identity

Diasporas and Exiles: Varieties of Jewish Identity

Howard Wettstein (ed.)

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520228641
eISBN:
9780520926899
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520228641.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Diaspora, considered as a context for insights into Jewish identity, brings together a lively, interdisciplinary group of scholars in this innovative volume. Readers needn't expect, however, to find ... More

Divine DeliverancePain and Painlessness in Early Christian Martyr Texts

Divine Deliverance: Pain and Painlessness in Early Christian Martyr Texts

L. Stephanie Cobb

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520293359
eISBN:
9780520966642
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293359.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Does martyrdom hurt? For a wide variety of reasons, the answer to this question may seem to be an obvious “yes.” Divine Deliverance, however, demonstrates that early Christian martyr texts answer ... More

Encountering KālīIn the Margins, at the Center, in the West

Encountering Kālī: In the Margins, at the Center, in the West

Rachel Fell McDermott and Jeffrey Kripal (eds)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520232396
eISBN:
9780520928176
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520232396.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This book explores one of the most remarkable divinities the world has seen—the Hindu goddess Kālī. She is simultaneously understood as a blood-thirsty warrior, a goddess of ritual possession, a ... More

Encountering the DharmaDaisaku Ikeda, Soka Gakkai, and the Globalization of Buddhist Humanism

Encountering the Dharma: Daisaku Ikeda, Soka Gakkai, and the Globalization of Buddhist Humanism

Richard Hughes Seager

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520245761
eISBN:
9780520939042
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520245761.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This deeply personal book, illuminating the search for meaning in today's world, offers a rare insider's look at Soka Gakkai Buddhism, one of Japan's most influential and controversial religious ... More

Epiphanius of CyprusA Cultural Biography of Late Antiquity

Epiphanius of Cyprus: A Cultural Biography of Late Antiquity

Andrew S. Jacobs

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520291126
eISBN:
9780520964983
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291126.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Epiphanius, Bishop of Constantia on the island of Cyprus from 367 to 403 CE, was incredibly influential in the last decades of the fourth century. Whereas his major surviving text (the Panarion, an ... More

Fathering Your FatherThe Zen of Fabrication in Tang Buddhism

Fathering Your Father: The Zen of Fabrication in Tang Buddhism

Alan Cole

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520254848
eISBN:
9780520943643
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254848.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book offers a provocative rereading of the early history of Chan Buddhism (Zen). Working from a history-of-religions point of view that asks how and why certain literary tropes were chosen to ... More

FBI and ReligionFaith and National Security before and after 9/11

FBI and Religion: Faith and National Security before and after 9/11

Sylvester A. Johnson and Steven Weitzman (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520287273
eISBN:
9780520962422
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520287273.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This volume is an interdisciplinary assessment of the relationship between religion and the FBI. We recount the history of the FBI’s engagement with multiple religious communities and with aspects of ... More

Foreigners and Their FoodConstructing Otherness in Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Law

Foreigners and Their Food: Constructing Otherness in Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Law

David Freidenreich

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520253216
eISBN:
9780520950276
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520253216.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

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 such ... More

From Jeremiad to Jihad"Religion, Violence, and America"

From Jeremiad to Jihad: "Religion, Violence, and America"

John D. Carlson and Jonathan H. Ebel (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520271654
eISBN:
9780520951532
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520271654.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Violence has been a central feature of America's history, culture, and place in the world. It has taken many forms: from state-sponsored uses of force such as war or law enforcement, to revolution, ... More

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