Temple devotee makes copies of the Heart Sutra at a Chogye Buddhist Temple in South Korea.

"For much of the twentieth century, most American intellectuals dreamed of a public square empty of religious actors and religious arguments... But then came the deluge: the election of Jimmy Carter, the Iranian Revolution, the rise of the Moral Majority, the Reagan Revolution, 9/11, and the faith-based presidential election of 2004.... Evidence of the public power of religion is overwhelming, particuarly in the United States."

- Stephen Prothero, Religious Literacy (2007)

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Temple devotee makes copies of the Heart Sutra at a Chogye Buddhist Temple in South Korea.

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photography by Justin McDaniel