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Niño Fidencio

Frank Graziano

in Cultures of Devotion: Folk Saints of Spanish America

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195171303
eISBN:
9780199785193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171303.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter explores the devotion to Niño Fidencio, the most prominent Mexican folk saint. It examines Fidencio’s biography in historical context; spiritism and channeling; curanderismo (folk ... More


The Divine Eye and the Diaspora: Vietnamese Syncretism Becomes Transpacific Caodaism

Janet Alison Hoskins

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824840044
eISBN:
9780824868611
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824840044.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Caodaism, Vietnam’s third largest religion with four million followers, is now a major world religion. Colorful and strikingly eclectic, it incorporates Chinese, Buddhist and Western traditions along ... More


Dance of the Dominican Misterios

Martha Ellen Davis (ed.)

in Making Caribbean Dance: Continuity and Creativity in Island Cultures

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813034676
eISBN:
9780813046303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034676.003.0012
Subject:
Music, Dance

Martha Ellen Davis illustrates how the Dominican misterios, the spirits influenced by the Vodou of adjacent Haiti, and also the spirits of the dead manifest themselves to Dominican mediums trained to ... More


A “Caodaist in Black” Returns to Live in Vietnam

Janet Alison Hoskins

in The Divine Eye and the Diaspora: Vietnamese Syncretism Becomes Transpacific Caodaism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824840044
eISBN:
9780824868611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824840044.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

The fifth chapter explores the “Caodaists in black,” members of Tâm Tông Miếu, an esoteric temple dedicated to the “three great Asian traditions” of Taoism, Buddhism, and Confucianism in the ... More


Empirical Spirits

Alireza Doostdar

in The Iranian Metaphysicals: Explorations in Science, Islam, and the Uncanny

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780691163772
eISBN:
9781400889785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691163772.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines some of the earliest attempts at synthesizing theological speculation with the methods of the empirical sciences, drawing special attention to the epistemic and moral ... More


Scientific Virtues

Alireza Doostdar

in The Iranian Metaphysicals: Explorations in Science, Islam, and the Uncanny

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780691163772
eISBN:
9781400889785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691163772.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines how modern science provided the imaginative resources used by some moral reformers to define their own qualifications in terms of the virtues proper to scientific practice. ... More


On Good Mediumship: Science, Revolution, and Legitimacy

Diana Espírito Santo

in Developing the Dead: Mediumship and Selfhood in Cuban Espiritismo

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813060781
eISBN:
9780813050850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060781.003.0003
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter is an extensive exploration of the so-called scientific spiritist communities in the city of Havana, and includes an overview of their recent history, and of their current structure and ... More


The Great Divergence: Psychiatry, Race, and the Age of the Inferno, 1909–1933

Jennifer L. Lambe

in Madhouse: Psychiatry and Politics in Cuban History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469631028
eISBN:
9781469631042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631028.003.0004
Subject:
History, Latin American History

During Cuba’s first “gilded age” (1909-26), Mazorra experienced a troubling divide from a psychiatric profession in development. Though psychiatrists drew on the hospital’s clinical material, ... More


Conversations with Divinities: Séance and the First disciples

Janet Alison Hoskins

in The Divine Eye and the Diaspora: Vietnamese Syncretism Becomes Transpacific Caodaism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824840044
eISBN:
9780824868611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824840044.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

The first chapter begins with Ngô Văn Chiêu (1876–1932), in some respects the “invisible” founder, since he is depicted only on the altar of the relatively few temples that practice a particularly ... More


The Spiritual Sons of Victor Hugo: From Séance to Battlefield

Janet Alison Hoskins

in The Divine Eye and the Diaspora: Vietnamese Syncretism Becomes Transpacific Caodaism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824840044
eISBN:
9780824868611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824840044.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

The third chapter deals with his rival for visibility as a leader of overseas Caodaists—Trần Quang Cảnh, the son of Caodaism’s greatest military commander, Trần Quang Vinh (1901–1975), who also ... More


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