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  • A New History of Shintoby John Breen; Mark Teeuwen

    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...

  • Fremde unter einem Dach?by Markus Buntfuß; Martin Fritz

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 98.00

    It is no longer possible to regard the heterogeneous disciplines of theology in terms of a unitary and dominant thematic dictum. Nevertheless, a common perspective is essential if theological research and studies are to develop an integrated body of knowledge rather than disparate islands of understanding. Using a critical application... 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...

  • 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$ 104.34

    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...

  • Geography of Religion in Japanby Keisuke Matsui

    Springer 2013; US$ 129.00

    This book discusses modern aspects of Japanese religion in terms of cultural geography. To understand the function of religion, it is essential to examine it in the context of local societies. One of the distinguishing characteristics of Japanese religion is its diversity; indeed, it is often remarked that ?Japan is a museum of religions.? In this... more...

  • A Popular Dictionary of Shintoby Brian Bocking

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 49.50

    A comprehensive glossary and reference work with more than a thousand entries on Shinto ranging from brief definitions and Japanese terms to short essays dealing with aspects of Shinto practice, belief and institutions from early times up to the present day. more...