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- Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 44.95
Laurel Schneider takes the reader on a vivid journey from the origins of "the logic of the One" - only recently dubbed monotheism - through to the modern day, where monotheism has increasingly failed to adequately address spiritual, scientific, and ethical experiences in the changing world. In Part I, Schneider traces a trajectory from the ancient... more...
- 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...
- Columbia University Press 2006; US$ 64.99
For more than five centuries the shamanistic fox cult has attracted large portions of the Chinese population and appealed to a wide range of social classes. Deemed illicit by imperial rulers and clerics and officially banned by republican and communist leaders, the fox cult has managed to survive and flourish in individual homes and community shrines... more...
- 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...
- De Vecchi Ediciones 1753; US$ 4.99
¿Cómo viven su fe los judíos, los cristianos y los musulmanes? Esta nueva obra de Patrick Rivière se ofrece al lector como una guía de las tres religiones monoteístas: judaísmo, cristianismo e islamismo. El estudio de las fuentes de los dogmas de las tres religiones, así como de sus respectivos ritos y calendarios litúrgicos, permite comprender sus... more...
- Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 39.95 US$ 31.96
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...
- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95
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...
- 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...
- Springer Japan 2013; US$ 129.00
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...