Caodaism: Vietnamese Traditionalism and Its Leap Into Modernity
Contents: Preface; Ideological and Historical Roots; Emergence of Caodaism; Caodaism Doctrine and Canon; Caodaism Spiritism and Millenarism; Caodaist Hierarchy and Rituals; Caodaism:1927-1930; Caodaism: 1930-1940; Foreign Mission; Caodaism: 1940-1955; Caodaism: 1955-1975; Tay Ninh Church; Caodaist Sectarianism; Caodaism in Post-1975 Vietnam; Epilogue; Bibliography; Index.
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Emergence of Caodaism
Caodaist Doctrine and Canon
Caodaism Spiritism and Millenarism
Caodaist Hierarchy and Ritials
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