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- BRILL 2003; US$ 108.00
This work is about nothing less than Genesis 1, or human creation. Humanity, the author argues, is created within the Priestly tradition as a replacement of God's divine community; human creation marks the decisive moment that God separates himself from other gods and institutes monotheism. more...
- Amsterdam University Press 2004; US$ 18.75
In het Japanse landschap zijn shintoheiligdommen en -heiligdommetjes even onontkoombaar als kersenbloesem en karaokebars. Men vindt ze op verlaten bergtoppen en op de daken van kantoorgebouwen, tussen landelijke rijstvelden en in drukke winkelstraten. Dat shinto een centraal element is van de Japanse identiteit staat buiten kijf. Over de aard van shinto... more...
- Fordham University Press 2006; US$ 22.99
From the beginning, the Abrahamic faiths?Judaism, Christianity, and Islam?have stressed the importance of transmitting religious identity from one generation to the next. Today, that sustaining mission has never been more challenged. Will young people have a faith to guide them? How can faith traditions anchor religious attachments in this secular,... more...
- Stanford University Press 2009; US$ 20.95
Nothing has so radically transformed the world as the distinction between true and false religion. In this nuanced consideration of his own controversial Moses the Egyptian , renowned Egyptologist Jan Assmann answers his critics, extending and building upon ideas from his previous book. Maintaining that it was indeed the Moses of the Hebrew Bible... more...
- John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. 2010; US$ 89.95
This accessible guide to the development of Japan’s indigenous religion from ancient times to the present day offers an illuminating introduction to the myths, sites and rituals of kami worship, and their role in Shinto’s enduring religious identity. Offers a unique new approach to Shinto history that combines critical analysis with original... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 84.00
Shinto is a remarkably complex and elusive phenomenon to which Western categories of religion do not readily apply. A knowledge of Shinto can only proceed from a basic understanding of Japanese shrines and civilization, for it is closely intermingled with the Japanese way of life and continues to be a vital natural religion. This companion to Picken's... more...
- Wiley 2011; US$ 36.95
This accessible guide to the development of Japan’s indigenous religion from ancient times to the present day offers an illuminating introduction to the myths, sites and rituals of kami worship, and their role in Shinto’s enduring religious identity. Offers a unique new approach to Shinto history that combines critical analysis with... more...
- De Vecchi Ediciones 1753; US$ 4.99
¿Cómo viven su fe los judíos, los cristianos y los musulmanes? Esta nueva obra de Patrick Rivière se ofrece al lector como una guía de las tres religiones monoteístas: judaísmo, cristianismo e islamismo. El estudio de las fuentes de los dogmas de las tres religiones, así como de sus respectivos ritos y calendarios litúrgicos, permite comprender sus... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95
The Japanese Middle Ages were a period when forms of secrecy dominated religious practice. This fascinating collection traces out the secret characteristics and practices in Japanese religion, as well as analyzing the decline of religious esotericism in Japan. The essays in this impressive work refer to Esoteric Buddhism as the core of Japan?s "culture... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95
The study of pilgrimage often centres itself around miracles and spontaneous populist activities. While some of these activities and stories may play an important role in the emergence of potential pilgrimage sites and in helping create wider interest in them, this book demonstrates that the dynamics of the marketplace, including marketing and promotional... more...