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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- NYU Press 2015; US$ 14.00
Scholars have widely acknowledged thepersistent ambivalence with which the Japanese religious traditions treatwomen. Much existing scholarship depicts Japan?s religious traditions as meremeans of oppression. But this view raises a question: How have ambivalent andeven misogynistic religious discourses on gender still come to inspire devotionand emulation... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 44.95
Laurel Schneider takes the reader on a vivid journey from the origins of "the logic of the One" - only recently dubbed monotheism - through to the modern day, where monotheism has increasingly failed to adequately address spiritual, scientific, and ethical experiences in the changing world. In Part I, Schneider traces a trajectory from the ancient... more...
- Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 39.95
Rodney Stark's provocative new book argues that, whether we like it or not, people acting for the glory of God have formed our modern culture. Continuing his project of identifying the widespread consequences of monotheism, Stark shows that the Christian conception of God resulted--almost inevitably and for the same reasons--in the Protestant Reformation,... more...
- Mohr Siebeck 2009; US$ 103.79
The birth of the West stems from the rejection of tradition. All our evidence for this influence comes from the Axial period, 800-400 BCE. Baruch Halpern explores the impact of changing cosmologies and social relations on cultural change in that era, especially from Mesopotamia to Israel and Greece, but extending across the Mediterranean, not least... more...
- Springer Japan 2013; US$ 129.00
Written by one of Japan?s most celebrated cultural geographers, this book explores the function of religion in the country?s communities, revealing how diverse forms of reverence, from tree worship to Shintoism, are intimately related to context and location. more...
- Scarecrow Press 2010; US$ 92.99
This expanded second edition of Historical Dictionary of Shinto relates the history of Shinto through a chronology, an introductory essay, an extensive bibliography, and over 800 cross-referenced dictionary entries on Shinto concepts, significant figures, places, activities, and periods. more...