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- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 51.95
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...
- 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...
- 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...
- De Gruyter 2014; US$ 74.26
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...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95
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...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95
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...
- 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...
- Wiley 2011; US$ 38.95 US$ 33.76
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...