According to recent researches on Phoenix Hall’s religious belief, most of them focus on Phoenix Hall’s system development, local change of religious belief, and Phoenix Hall’s Books on Confucianism study. This thesis starts with literature review, field survey,
a number of interviews, followed by several participation observations of annual ceremonies include of Heaven god blessing, Ghost Festival celebration, rituals at the end of the year, to provide an alternative view on Phoenix Hall’s research.
With the theories of religious sphere, temple organization, public temple, and local society, the author discusses the region characteristics of the religious ceremony, growing organization of management, the complex and multi-dimensional religious activities to illustrate the transitions from Phoenix Hall type village temple to regional temple.
Besides, with the literature review, the history of Yundong temple and contents of Phoenix Book, the author discovered the changes of Yundong temple from Phoenix Hall to village temple .The Yundong temple was operated by local gentries, so Phoenix Hall has features of multi-region characteristics. Although the affairs of consulting in Phoenix Hall has been interrupted for a while, the characteristics of the religious belief is still solid and clear. With the aggressive operation of Management Committee, the Phoenix Hall’s affairs of consulting has grown gradually. In 1970’s, the publication of Phoenix Book named “Yun Zhen Bao Jian” had became the most valuable and precious Phoenix Book in recent three decades in Taiwan.
In summary, with the religious ceremony and worshipping committee of Yundong temple Phoenix Hall-type village temple, it definitely can express the core value of Yundong temple’s religious belief. owever, the thesis believes with the more consideration on sociology behind the religious belief, we can explain the long term’s transition process of Phoenix Hall.