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Buddhism and Media  

Scott A. Mitchell

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Feb 2019
Many approaches to the study of Buddhism and media overlap with traditional Buddhist studies methods such as textual analysis, art theory, ethnography, and ritual studies, as well as ... More

Buddhism and Print Culture in China  

T. H. Barrett

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Feb 2019
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Buddhism
In premodern China all written materials were to be treated with respect, but Buddhist materials containing the words of the Buddha in particular embodied his surviving presence in the ... More

Buddhist Chaplaincy  

Monica Sanford and Nathan Jishin Michon

Buddhist chaplaincy is a profession in which Buddhists with specialized training care for the spiritual needs of suffering individuals (careseekers), typically within non-religious ... More

The Caliphate  

Carool Kersten

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Feb 2019
The caliphate as an institution for governing the Muslim community can be traced back to the time immediately after the death of the Prophet Muhammad in 632 ce. With its humble origins in ... More

History of Buddhisms in China: The Nanbeichao Period (Late 4th Century to the Sui Dynasty)  

Henrik H. Sørensen

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Feb 2019
The period from the 3rd to the late 6th century, variously known as the period of the Northern and Southern States (Nanbeichao) and the Six Dynasties period (Liuchao) signals a formative ... More

Lived Ancient Religions  

Jörg Rüpke

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Feb 2019
“Lived ancient religion” offers a new perspective on ancient religion. It shares the priority on ritual of many studies from the late 19th century onward but reconstructs ancient religion ... More

The Politics of Spirituality and Secularization in Western Modernity  

J. Brent Crosson

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Feb 2019
Contrary to many of the predictions of secularization theory, religion seems to be at the heart of political contests in avowedly secular nation-states. While religious identities seem to ... More

The Imamura Families and the Making of American Buddhism  

Michihiro Ama

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Jan 2019
The Imamura families primarily refer to Emyō Imamura (1867–1932) and Kanmo Imamura (1904–1986), who each made great contributions to “American Buddhism.” Although a definition of American ... More

Maritime Buddhism  

Andrea Acri

The spread of Buddhism across Asia has been studied mainly from a perspective focusing on the transmission through the overland routes popularly known as “Silk Roads” and emphasizing ... More

Ancient Egyptian Religion  

Korshi Dosoo

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Sep 2018
While ancient Egyptians had no conception of religion as a distinct sphere of life, modern scholars have identified a wide range of Egyptian beliefs and practices relating to the divine. ... More

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