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  • Japanese Religions and Globalizationby Ugo Dessì

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 140.00

    This book analyzes the variety of ways through which Japanese religions (Buddhism, Shint?, and new religious movements) contribute to the dynamics of accelerated globalization in recent decades. It looks at how Japanese religions provide material to cultural global flows, thus acting as carriers of globalization, and how they respond to these flows... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Oracles of the Three Shrinesby Brian Bocking

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 190.00

    This is a richly-illustrated study of 'The Oracles of the Three Shrines', the name given to a hanging scroll depicting three important Japanese shrine-deities and their respective oracle texts. The scroll has evolved continuously in Japan for 600 years, so different examples of it offer a series of 'windows' on developments in Japanese religious belief... more...

  • Bibliography of Japanese New Religious Movementsby Peter B Clarke

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 178.00

    Containing some 1500 entries, this new bibliography will be widely welcomed for its comprehensive brief, and for the sub-section profiling principal NRMs convering history, beliefs and practices, main publications, braches worldwide and membership. more...

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

    Echter Verlag 2012; US$ 59.10

    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...

  • Ancient Japanese Ritualsby Satow

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 253.95

    First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Orientalism and Religionby Richard King

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    Orientalism and Religion offers us a timely discussion of the implications of contemporary post-colonial theory for the study of religion. Richard King examines the way in which notions such as mysticism, religion, Hinduism and Buddhism are taken for granted. He shows us how religion needs to be reinterpreted along the lines of cultural studies.... more...