In many respects, Son Nguyen is a typical practitioner of Cao Dai, a Vietnamese religion that bubbled up from the spirit world in 1926. His voice is gentle but firm. He is dignified, yet relaxed. He wears a bright white tunic and a pleated black... More >>>
Texas Christian University Professor Miguel Leatham, who specializes in religious sects, says he was smitten with the Cao Dai after he saw a photo of the garish Holy See temple. Today, he believes he is one of only two academicians in the world actively studying the faith.