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  • God's Zealby Peter Sloterdijk

    Wiley 2015; US$ 22.95

    Peter Sloterdijk is professor of philosophy and aesthetics at the Karlsruhe School of Design and the author of many works including Critique of Cynical Reason and Sphären . more...

  • In His own image and likenessby W.R. Garr

    BRILL 2003; US$ 108.00

    This work is about nothing less than Genesis 1, or human creation. Humanity, the author argues, is created within the Priestly tradition as a replacement of God's divine community; human creation marks the decisive moment that God separates himself from other gods and institutes monotheism. more...

  • Shintoby Mark Teeuwen

    Amsterdam University Press 2004; US$ 18.75

    In het Japanse landschap zijn shintoheiligdommen en -heiligdommetjes even onontkoombaar als kersenbloesem en karaokebars. Men vindt ze op verlaten bergtoppen en op de daken van kantoorgebouwen, tussen landelijke rijstvelden en in drukke winkelstraten. Dat shinto een centraal element is van de Japanse identiteit staat buiten kijf. Over de aard van shinto... 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...

  • 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...

  • Sourcebook in Shinto: Selected Documentsby Stuart Picken

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 182.00

    Shinto is a remarkably complex and elusive phenomenon to which Western categories of religion do not readily apply. A knowledge of Shinto can only proceed from a basic understanding of Japanese shrines and civilization, for it is closely intermingled with the Japanese way of life and continues to be a vital natural religion. This companion to Picken's... more...

  • Shintoby Paula R. Hartz; Joanne O'Brien; Martin Palmer

    Infobase Publishing 2009; US$ 48.00

    Developed in prehistoric times, Shinto is the true expression of what it means to be Japanese. Less a formal religious statement than a deeply ingrained way of life, the rituals, traditions, and values of Shinto have both shaped and been shaped by Japanese culture. "Shinto, Third Edition" examines the basic tenets of Shinto, its evolution... 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...

  • Shintoby Jean Herbert

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 195.00

    Shinto, the national indigenous religion of Japan has supplied Japan with the basic structure of its mentality and behaviour. Although its classical texts have been translated into English this volume was the first major study of this important religion. The book is a complete picture of Shinto, its history and internal organization, its gods and... more...

  • A Study of Shintoby Genchi Katu

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 48.95

    This volume investigates and present the salient features of Shinto through a long history of development from its remote past up to the present. It is a historical study of Shinto from a scientific point of view, illustrating the higher aspects of the religion, compile on strict lines of religious comparison. more...