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Monotheism

  • 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...

  • Monotheistische Denkfiguren in der Spätantikeby Alfons Fürst; Luise Ahmed; Christian Gers-Uphaus; Stefan Klug

    Mohr Siebeck 2013; US$ 85.17

    Monotheistische Gottesvorstellungen haben über einen langen Zeitraum hinweg das Religionsverständnis des christlich geprägten Europa beherrscht. Für die frühen Christen gehörte das vom Judentum übernommene monotheistische Gottesbild elementar zu ihrem Selbstverständnis. Aus dem Blick gerät dabei, dass auch in der polytheistischen antiken Kultur monotheistische... 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...

  • Pilgrimage in the Marketplaceby Ian Reader

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 125.00

    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...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    This fascinating collection traces the secret characteristics and practices in Japanese religion and analyzes the decline of religious esotericism in Japan. The contributors examine the impact of Esoteric Buddhism on Japanese culture, exploring its centrality to Japan?s ?culture of secrecy?. more...

  • Ceremony and Ritual in Japanby D. P. Martinez; Jan Van Bremen

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    Focuses on traditional and religious aspects of Japanese society from an anthropological perspective, presenting new material and making cross-cultural comparisons. Topics include women's role in ritual, mourning and the playing of games. more...

  • National Faith Of Japanby Holtom

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 250.00

    This classic work, long out of print, was the first detailed study of modern Shinto, the religion of Japan, in both its state and sect forms, and is of particular interest for its account of the evolution of Shinto into a vital political force in the period leading up to World War II. After describing the early and medieval forms of Shinto, Holtom... more...

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

    Echter Verlag 2012; US$ 66.74

    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...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 48.95

    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. more...

  • A New History of Shintoby John Breen; Mark Teeuwen

    Wiley 2011; US$ 35.95

    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...