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Coming Soon: ‘Religion and the Japanese American Incarceration by Dr. Anne Blankenship

Coming soon to Religion Compass: ‘Religion and the Japanese American Incarceration’ by Dr. Anne Blankenship – PROVISIONAL ABSTRACT: Abundant scholarship analyzes the United States’ incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II, but the subject of religion in the camps and religious responses to the incarceration have been long overlooked. The government promised freedom of … Continue reading

Coming Soon: ‘Metaphysical Healing and Health in the United States by Prof. Brett Hendrickson

Coming soon to Religion Compass: ‘Metaphysical Healing and Health in the United States’ by Prof. Brett Hendrickson – PROVISIONAL ABSTRACT: Healing has always been at the heart of metaphysical religious practice in the United States. This article discusses the American history of metaphysical healing from the colonial era to the present. It also examines the … Continue reading

Coming Soon: ‘Race, Religion, or Ethnicity?': Situating Jews in the American Scene by Dr. Annalise Glauz-Todrank

Coming soon to Religion Compass: ‘Race, Religion, or Ethnicity?': Situating Jews in the American Scene’ by Dr. Annalise Glauz-Todrank – PROVISIONAL ABSTRACT: For Jewish Americans and the scholars who study them, religion, race, and ethnicity make up fundamental components of American social location. In other words, they are immediately relevant to how Americans conceptualize their … Continue reading

Coming Soon: ‘Buddhist Manuscript Cultures in Premodern Japan by Prof. Bryan Lowe

Coming soon to Religion Compass: ‘Buddhist Manuscript Cultures in Premodern Japan’ by Prof. Bryan Lowe – PROVISIONAL ABSTRACT: Recent discoveries and scholarship on Japanese Buddhist manuscripts have illuminated new areas of research and raised previously unexplored questions in Buddhist studies and East Asian religions. This article introduces some of the recent finds and approaches to … Continue reading

Coming Soon: ‘Religions Policies during the Allied Occupation of Japan, 1945–1952 by Mr. Jolyon Thomas

Coming soon to Religion Compass: ‘Religions Policies during the Allied Occupation of Japan, 1945–1952′ by Mr. Jolyon Thomas – PROVISIONAL ABSTRACT: Religion played a prominent role in the Allied Occupation of Japan (1945–1952) that followed the brutal Pacific War (1941–1945). Officially, the occupiers were to promulgate religious freedom, separate religion from the state, and encourage … Continue reading

Coming Soon: ‘Ibn Taymiyya, Radical Polymath, Part 2: Intellectual Contributions by Dr. Elliott Bazzano

Coming soon to Religion Compass: ‘Ibn Taymiyya, Radical Polymath, Part 2: Intellectual Contributions’ by Dr. Elliott Bazzano – PROVISIONAL ABSTRACT: Part One of this two-part article surveys Ibn Taymiyya’s life with particular attention to biographical perceptions in the premodern as well as modern worlds. The second part hones in on Ibn Taymiyya’s intellectual contributions to … Continue reading

Coming Soon: ‘Ibn Taymiyya, Radical Polymath, Part 1: Scholarly Perceptions by Dr. Elliott Bazzano

Coming soon to Religion Compass: ‘Ibn Taymiyya, Radical Polymath, Part 1: Scholarly Perceptions’ by Dr. Elliott Bazzano – PROVISIONAL ABSTRACT: Ibn Taymiyya has aroused a spectrum of both positive and negative perceptions in the premodern and modern worlds. His heterodox legal, political, and theological views routinely upset religious and state authorities, and throughout his life … Continue reading

Coming Soon: ‘The Guru’s Way: Exploring diversity among British Khalsa Sikhs by Dr. Jasjit Singh

Coming soon to Religion Compass: ‘The Guru’s Way: Exploring diversity among British Khalsa Sikhs’ by Dr. Jasjit Singh – PROVISIONAL ABSTRACT: This article will examine some of the diversity within the Khalsa tradition. Although Sikhs are regularly described as being ‘orthodox’ or ‘non-orthodox’ depending on whether or not they have undergone the amrit initiation ceremony, … Continue reading