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Monotheism

  • Pilgrimages and Spiritual Quests in Japanby Peter Ackermann; Dolores Martinez; Maria Rodriguez del Alisal

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    This exciting new book is a detailed examination of pilgrimages in Japan, including the meanings of travel, transformation, and the discovery of identity through encounters with the sacred, in a variety of interesting dimensions in both historical and contemporary Japanese culture, linked by the unifying theme of a spiritual quest. Several fascinating... more...

  • Women in Japanese Religionsby Barbara R. Ambros

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 14.00

    Scholars have widely acknowledged the persistent ambivalence with which the Japanese religious traditions treat women. Much existing scholarship depicts Japan?s religious traditions as mere means of oppression. But this view raises a question: How have ambivalent and even misogynistic religious discourses on gender still come to inspire devotion and... more...

  • The Price of Monotheismby Jan Assmann; Robert Savage

    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...

  • The Fox's Craft in Japanese Religion and Cultureby Michael Bathgate

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 150.00

    For more than a millennium, the fox has been a ubiquitous figure at the margins of the Japanese collective imagination. In the writings of the nobility and the motifs of popular literature, the fox is known as a shapeshifter, able to assume various forms in order to deceive others. Focusing on recurring themes of transformation and duplicity in folklore,... 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...

  • The Catalpa Bowby Carmen Blacker

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 73.95

    This classic work describes shamanic figures surviving in Japan today, their initiatory dreams, ascetic practices, the supernatural beings with whom they communicate, and the geography of the other world in myth and legend. 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...

  • A New History of Shintoby John Breen; Mark Teeuwen

    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...

  • 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...