Contemporary Religious Movements in Taiwan: Rhetorics of Persuasion

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Edwin Mellen Press, Jan 1, 2007 - History - 309 pages
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This study demonstrates that examining religious rhetoric has the potential to provide genuine insights into how a given religion manages, at a very basic level, to gain adherents. An over-emphasis on new religious movements, at the expense of revived traditional religions, has made it more difficult to correctly classify or identify the latter. This work contains a significant and detailed micro-qualitative study of two religious movements, Tzu Chi and Falun Gong, in Taiwan.

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Contents

Religion in ChineseTaiwanese Society
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The Tzu Chi Buddhist Foundation as Traditional Religious Revivalism
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Falun Gong as a New Religious Movement
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