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Confirming One’s Faith

Sébastien Billioud

in Reclaiming the Wilderness: Contemporary Dynamics of the Yiguandao

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780197529133
eISBN:
9780197529164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197529133.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, World Religions

Using a Weberian theoretical framework, chapter 2 focuses on the ways faith is confirmed. The issue of confirmation (Bewährung) is of the utmost importance since faith is hardly definitely acquired ... More


Charisma and Routinization of the Extraordinary: Structuring Leadership to Open the Wilderness

Sébastien Billioud

in Reclaiming the Wilderness: Contemporary Dynamics of the Yiguandao

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780197529133
eISBN:
9780197529164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197529133.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, World Religions

The Yiguandao is now a large cross-national religious organization with millions of adepts worldwide. The perpetuation of the personal charisma of dead leaders discussed in chapter 3 needs to be ... More


Epilogue

Sébastien Billioud

in Reclaiming the Wilderness: Contemporary Dynamics of the Yiguandao

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780197529133
eISBN:
9780197529164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197529133.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, World Religions

After presenting a brief summary of the main research results of this book, the epilogue broadens the scope of the discussion in several directions. First, it introduces the situation of a Yiguandao ... More


The Educated Deity

Barend J. ter Haar

in Guan Yu: The Religious Afterlife of a Failed Hero

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198803645
eISBN:
9780191842030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198803645.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History, History of Religion

During the sixteenth century, the educated elite developed their own beliefs about Lord Guan, with very distinct stories and expectations that were not necessarily shared by the non-literate ... More


Martial Keeper of Morals

Barend J. ter Haar

in Guan Yu: The Religious Afterlife of a Failed Hero

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198803645
eISBN:
9780191842030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198803645.003.0008
Subject:
History, Asian History, History of Religion

Religious activities traditionally served an important role by providing ethical rules and values with supernatural legitimation, but also by providing occasions on which these values were performed ... More


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