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Monotheism

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

    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 of Schleiermacher?s... 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...

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

    Mohr Siebeck 2013; US$ 78.69

    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$ 140.00

    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$ 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...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Japan is one of the most urbanised and industrialised countries in the world. Yet the Japanese continue to practise a variety of religious rituals and ceremonies despite the high-tech, highly regimented nature of Japanese society. Ceremony and Ritual in Japan focuses on the traditional and religious aspects of Japanese society from an anthropological... more...

  • National Faith Of Japanby Holtom

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    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$ 61.67

    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$ 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...