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  • Heis Theosby Erik Peterson; Christoph Markschies; Henrik Hildebrandt; Barbara Nichtweiß

    Echter Verlag 2012; US$ 54.11

    Erik Petersons Untersuchungen zur antiken Formel "Ein Gott" sind seit ihrem Erscheinen 1926 das Standardwerk zum Thema "Akklamation". Auch für die Monotheismus- Forschung und den Problemkreis einer politischen Theologie ist "Heis Theos" bis heute von Bedeutung. 86 Jahre nach der Publikation der Dissertations- und Habilitationsschrift... more...

  • The Culture of Secrecy in Japanese Religionby Bernhard Scheid; Mark Teeuwen

    Taylor and Francis 2013; 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... more...

  • Matsuri: The Festivals of Japanby Herbert Plutschow

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 195.00

    Contribution to Western understanding of the nature and manifestations of Shinto through the vast galaxy of historic festivals (matsuri) that are here categorized and analysed. more...

  • Women of the Sacred Grovesby Susan Sered

    Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 49.99

    This text looks at the unique tradition of Okinawa, where women lead the official mainstream religion of the society. It explores the intersection between religion and gender. The author sees the absence of male dominance as part of a broader absence of hierarchical ideologies. more...

  • The Monotheists: Jews, Christians, and Muslims in Conflict and Competition, Volume IIby F. E. Peters

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 37.50

    The world's three great monotheistic religions have spent most of their historical careers in conflict or competition with each other. And yet in fact they sprung from the same spiritual roots and have been nurtured in the same historical soil. This book--an extraordinarily comprehensive and approachable comparative introduction to these religions--seeks... more...

  • Tokugawa Religionby Robert N. Bellah

    Free Press 2008; US$ 18.95

    Robert N. Bellah's classic study, Tokugawa Religion does for Japan what Max Weber's The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism did for the West.  One of the foremost authorities on Japanese history and culture, Bellah explains how religion in the Tokugawa period (160-1868) established the foundation for Japan's modern industrial economy... more...

  • One Godby Stephen Mitchell; Peter Van Nuffelen

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 88.00

    This book establishes a framework for understanding the relationship between polytheistic and monotheistic religious cultures between the first and fourth centuries. more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Shintoby Stuart D.B. Picken

    Scarecrow Press 2010; US$ 84.99

    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...

  • From Gods to Godby Baruch Halpern; Matthew J. Adams

    Mohr Siebeck 2009; US$ 107.27

    Hauptbeschreibung 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,... more...

  • Religion and Politics in Contemporary Japanby Anne Mette Fisker-Nielsen

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 52.95

    Presenting a study of politics at grassroots level among young Japanese, this book examines the alliance between the religious movement Soka Gakkai (the ?Value-creation Society?) and Komeito (the ?Clean Government Party?), which shared power with the Liberal Democratic Party from 1999 to 2009. Drawing on primary research carried out among Komeito... more...