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Cao Dai
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Cao Dai is the religion of the Vietnamese god Cao Dai, whose name means “great palace.” The full self-designation is (Dai-Dao) Tam-Ky Pho-Do, or “(Great Way of) the Third Forgiveness of God.” Along this way, the unity of all religions is to be recovered, a unity that had already been divided in a “first forgiveness” under the forerunners of Confucius, Lao-tzu, and Buddha Sakyamuni, and then in a “second forgiveness” under these founders themselves plus Jesus Christ. Around this focus, many in th…

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Colpe, Carsten, “Cao Dai”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 05 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_C126>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512



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