Articles by Pamela Winfield

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Pamela Winfield receives book prize

November 2, 2014

The associate professor of religious studies was named the winner of the fourth annual Book Prize awarded by the Southeastern Conference of the Association of Asian Studies for her book "Icons and Iconoclasm in Japanese Buddhism: Kūkai and Dōgen on the Art of Enlightenment."

Pamela Winfield edits special journal issue on New Religious Movements

August 2, 2014

In her second edited issue of CrossCurrents Journal, the associate professor of religious studies complicates the scholarly category of New Religious Movements and argues that this label "fails to recognize both old and new elements in any evolving religious tradition, classifies completely disparate groups solely on the basis of their 19th-21st century establishment dates (not doctrines, practices, or family-resemblances to host or cognate groups), and often ignores adherents’ claims to their continuity with established sects."