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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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

    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...

  • 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...

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

    Echter Verlag 2012; US$ 54.15

    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...

  • Shintoby Nobutaka Inoue; Endo Jun; Mori Mizue; Ito Satoshi

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 68.95

    Shinto - A Short History provides an introductory outline of the historical development of Shinto from the ancient period of Japanese history until the present day. Shinto does not offer a readily identifiable set of teachings, rituals or beliefs; individual shrines and kami deities have led their own lives, not within the confines of a narrowly... more...