Hiếu Nghĩa Tà Lơn Buddhism - A New Endogenous Religion in the South Vietnam
Keywords: Hiếu Nghĩa Tà Lơn Buddhism; new religion; endogenous religion; South of Vietnam.
Established in the South in the early 20th century, after more than 100 years of existence, development (1915-2018), Hiếu Nghĩa Tà Lơn Buddhism is a spiritual support for a part of Vietnamese and preserves the cultural diversity of the South. However, according to theory of new religious research, in the first 50 years, Hiếu Nghĩa Tà Lơn Buddhism is one of the new religion forms related to the endogenous religions in the South, Vietnam. Based on Functionalism and the comparative study of religion, this article clarifies the characteristics of the Hiếu Nghĩa Tà Lơn Buddhism, identifies it is a new religion in the endogenous religious line of Vietnamese community in the South.
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