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My Teaching Experience In Cambodia, Stephen Asma Apr 2005

My Teaching Experience In Cambodia, Stephen Asma

Stephen T Asma

No abstract provided.


Mary And Isis, Lorin Geitner Dec 2004

Mary And Isis, Lorin Geitner

Lorin C. Geitner

An examination of the degree to which the modern conception of the Virgin Mary was affected and influenced by the cult of Isis.


The Fate Of Confucianism As A Religion In Socialist China: Controversies And Paradoxes, Anna Sun Dec 2004

The Fate Of Confucianism As A Religion In Socialist China: Controversies And Paradoxes, Anna Sun

Anna Sun

No abstract provided.


'Mass Delusion' Or 'True Myth'? Pbs Considers The Question Of God, Stephen Asma Sep 2004

'Mass Delusion' Or 'True Myth'? Pbs Considers The Question Of God, Stephen Asma

Stephen T Asma

The Question of God is a new 4-hour miniseries from PBS. It is based on a long-running course taught by Harvard University psychiatry professor Armand Nicholi that compares the biographies and theories of Sigmund Freud, skeptic, and C. S. Lewis, believer. On balance, the miniseries succeeds as an introduction to complex issues.


Tibetan Buddhism In Northern California, Michele Gibney May 2004

Tibetan Buddhism In Northern California, Michele Gibney

Michele Gibney

When the Dalai Lama was forced to flee Tibet before a Chinese invasion force in the 1950’s, Tibet became an icon in the eyes of the West as an underdog; albeit an incredibly spiritual and exotic one. Due to a dwindling of the religious followers and resources within the community of Tibet in exile, Tibetan Buddhists ventured out from their self-imposed isolation to spread the teachings to any who would listen, (Coleman, 2001, 72). Buddhism, already a source of fascination in America due to the Beat poets and Zen Buddhism, became a craze between the years 1960-1997, (ibid, 103 ...


The Ontology Of Bhakti: Devotion As Paramapurusārtha In Gaudīya Vaisnavism And Madhusūdana Sarasvatī, Lance E. Nelson Jan 2004

The Ontology Of Bhakti: Devotion As Paramapurusārtha In Gaudīya Vaisnavism And Madhusūdana Sarasvatī, Lance E. Nelson

Lance E. Nelson

No abstract provided.


"Varieties Of Spiritual Experience: Shen In Neo-Confucian Discourse", Joseph Adler Dec 2003

"Varieties Of Spiritual Experience: Shen In Neo-Confucian Discourse", Joseph Adler

Joseph Adler

No abstract provided.


Evolving Hinduism: Comparing The Bhagavad Gītā, Michele Gibney Dec 2003

Evolving Hinduism: Comparing The Bhagavad Gītā, Michele Gibney

Michele Gibney

Hinduism was a semi-fluid belief system in the medieval period of India. At first it was built around the Brahmin class who were the priests that had the ritual authority to perform elaborate sacrifices for the other three caste levels. There was also then the canon of Vedic literature, one aspect of which was the Upanişads. The Upanişads preached a solitary, hermit-like existence which emphasized meditation. This produced a strong ascetic body, but did not contribute to the continuation of society as a whole. The Upanişads themselves were a reaction to the earlier traditions of priestly worship and predominance of ...


Is 'The Blues' Black Enough?, Stephen Asma Sep 2003

Is 'The Blues' Black Enough?, Stephen Asma

Stephen T Asma

Reviews the television program "The Blues."


The Legend Of Al-Dajjal (Antichrist): The Personification Of Evil In The Islamic Tradition., Zeki Saritoprak Mar 2003

The Legend Of Al-Dajjal (Antichrist): The Personification Of Evil In The Islamic Tradition., Zeki Saritoprak

Zeki Saritoprak

No abstract provided.


El Cerro De Las Balsas Y El Chinchorro: Una Aproximación A La Arqueología Del Poblamiento Prehistórico E Ibérico En La Albufereta De Alicante., Pablo Rosser Jan 2003

El Cerro De Las Balsas Y El Chinchorro: Una Aproximación A La Arqueología Del Poblamiento Prehistórico E Ibérico En La Albufereta De Alicante., Pablo Rosser

pablo rosser

PABLO ROSSER, J. ELAYI, J.M. PÉREZ BURGOS. Estudio amplio de las intervenciones arqueológicas realizadas en el Cerro de las Balsas / Tossal de les Basses, Albufereta, Alicante. Monográfico nº 2, de la Revista LQNT.


Blues Man On A Mojo Mission, Stephen Asma Nov 2002

Blues Man On A Mojo Mission, Stephen Asma

Stephen T Asma

Presents an article on rhythm and blues music in the U.S. Non-sponsorship of actual blues music in the House of Blues; Information on Mississippi bluesman Robert Johnson; Insights on using charms and amulets to improve guitar skills.


Chinese Religious Traditions, Joseph Adler Dec 2001

Chinese Religious Traditions, Joseph Adler

Joseph Adler

No abstract provided.


Introduction To The Study Of The Classic Of Change, By Chu Hsi [Zhu Xi], Joseph Adler Dec 2001

Introduction To The Study Of The Classic Of Change, By Chu Hsi [Zhu Xi], Joseph Adler

Joseph Adler

No abstract provided.


A Portrait Of The Artist As A Work In Progress, Stephen Asma Jan 2001

A Portrait Of The Artist As A Work In Progress, Stephen Asma

Stephen T Asma

Features performance artists Orlan and Stelarc and their different approaches to explore the fuzzy boundary between technology and biological body. How art students described nose surgery of Stelarc, a French performance artist; Definition of posthuman artist; Qualities of posthuman artists; Details on the works of Stelarc; Information on the `Stomach Sculpture' of Stelarc.


Spiritual Quest In Hojoki And Hosshinshu And The Duality Of Art And Religion, Michele Gibney May 2000

Spiritual Quest In Hojoki And Hosshinshu And The Duality Of Art And Religion, Michele Gibney

Michele Gibney

The individual’s quest for enlightenment in Japan is a serious one. One such individual from the medieval Japanese period will be the subject of this paper. Kamo no Chomei, a recluse, poet, and priest who lived from 1155-1216 strove to attain a religious awakening of the mind during the latter half of his life. The question of whether he succeeded or not is a difficult one to answer, however, by examining two of his major works—Hojoki and Hosshinshu—the nature of Chomei’s quest should become clearer. Although I do not believe Chomei found the enlightenment he sought ...


Labrang : A Tibetan Buddhist Monastery At The Crossroads Of Four Civilizations, Paul Nietupski Dec 1998

Labrang : A Tibetan Buddhist Monastery At The Crossroads Of Four Civilizations, Paul Nietupski

Paul K Nietupski

Paul Nietupski draws on the photographs and memoirs of Marion and Blance Griebenow, Christian missionaries resident for nearly twenty-seven years, as well as the memoirs of Apa Alo, a prominent leader, to detail Labrang's unique and colorful border culture.


"Response And Responsibility: Chou Tun-I And Neo-Confucian Resources For Environmental Ethics", Joseph Adler Dec 1997

"Response And Responsibility: Chou Tun-I And Neo-Confucian Resources For Environmental Ethics", Joseph Adler

Joseph Adler

No abstract provided.


Review Of Tibetan Medical Paintings: Illustrations To The Blue Beryl Treatise Of Sangye Gyamtso (1653-1705), Paul Nietupski Sep 1994

Review Of Tibetan Medical Paintings: Illustrations To The Blue Beryl Treatise Of Sangye Gyamtso (1653-1705), Paul Nietupski

Paul K Nietupski

No abstract provided.


Images Into Words: Ming Confucian Iconoclasm, Deborah A. Sommer (司馬黛蘭) Dec 1993

Images Into Words: Ming Confucian Iconoclasm, Deborah A. Sommer (司馬黛蘭)

Deborah A. Sommer

No abstract provided.


Foreword To Self-Realization In Kashmir Shaivism: The Oral Teachings Of Swami Lakshmanjoo, Lance E. Nelson Dec 1993

Foreword To Self-Realization In Kashmir Shaivism: The Oral Teachings Of Swami Lakshmanjoo, Lance E. Nelson

Lance E. Nelson

No abstract provided.


Piety And Power In Early Sasanian Art, Carol Bier Jan 1993

Piety And Power In Early Sasanian Art, Carol Bier

Carol Bier

No abstract provided.


What Ship Goes There: The Flood Narratives In The Gilgamesh Epic And Genesis Considered In Light Of Ancient Near Eastern Temple Ideology, Steven W. Holloway Dec 1990

What Ship Goes There: The Flood Narratives In The Gilgamesh Epic And Genesis Considered In Light Of Ancient Near Eastern Temple Ideology, Steven W. Holloway

Steven W Holloway

Despite efforts made to understand the Mesopotamian and Genesis flood narratives as cosmogonies, the architecture and religious symbolism of the arks remain a scholarly embarrassment. Comparisons of the design of the arks described in Gilgamesh XI and Genesis 6—8 traditionally have focused on the sharp incompatibility of their dimensions. I shall attempt to demonstrate by a close


Sung Dynasty Uses Of The I Ching, Joseph Adler Dec 1989

Sung Dynasty Uses Of The I Ching, Joseph Adler

Joseph Adler

No abstract provided.


Bhakti Rasa For The Advaitin Renunciate: Madhusudana Sarasvati's Theory Of Devotional Sentiment, Lance E. Nelson Jan 1989

Bhakti Rasa For The Advaitin Renunciate: Madhusudana Sarasvati's Theory Of Devotional Sentiment, Lance E. Nelson

Lance E. Nelson

No abstract provided.


Theism For The Masses, Non-Dualism For The Monastic Elite: A Fresh Look At Sankara's Trans-Theistic Spirituality, Lance E. Nelson Jan 1989

Theism For The Masses, Non-Dualism For The Monastic Elite: A Fresh Look At Sankara's Trans-Theistic Spirituality, Lance E. Nelson

Lance E. Nelson

No abstract provided.


Madhusudana Sarasvati On The 'Hidden Meaning' Of The Bhagavadgita: Bhakti For The Advaitin Renunciate, Lance E. Nelson Jan 1988

Madhusudana Sarasvati On The 'Hidden Meaning' Of The Bhagavadgita: Bhakti For The Advaitin Renunciate, Lance E. Nelson

Lance E. Nelson

No abstract provided.