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Monotheism

  • Women in Japanese Religionsby Barbara R. Ambros

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 17.00

    Scholars have widely acknowledged thepersistent ambivalence with which the Japanese religious traditions treatwomen. Much existing scholarship depicts Japan?s religious traditions as meremeans of oppression. But this view raises a question: How have ambivalent andeven misogynistic religious discourses on gender still come to inspire devotionand emulation... more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2015; 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 "culture... more...

  • For the Glory of Godby Rodney Stark

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 37.50 US$ 32.25

    Rodney Stark's provocative new book argues that, whether we like it or not, people acting for the glory of God have formed our modern culture. Continuing his project of identifying the widespread consequences of monotheism, Stark shows that the Christian conception of God resulted--almost inevitably and for the same reasons--in the Protestant Reformation,... more...

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

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 73.96

    Die heterogenen Disziplinen der Theologie lassen sich nicht mehr durch einen dogmatischen Machtspruch auf ein thematisches Zentrum verpflichten. Dennoch ist ein gemeinsamer Horizont unverzichtbar, sofern theologisches Forschen und Studieren nicht auf disparates Wissen, sondern auf integrale Bildung zielen. In diesem Band werden die theologischen... more...

  • Geography of Religion in Japanby Keisuke Matsui

    Springer Japan 2013; US$ 95.15

    Written by one of Japan?s most celebrated cultural geographers, this book explores the function of religion in the country?s communities, revealing how diverse forms of reverence, from tree worship to Shintoism, are intimately related to context and location. more...

  • Matsuri: The Festivals of Japanby Herbert Plutschow

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95

    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$ 44.95

    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...

  • 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...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    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...