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  • A Study of Shintoby Genchi Katu

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 44.95

    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...

  • The Seven Lucky Gods of Japanby Reiko Chiba

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 14.95

    The Seven Lucky Gods of Japan are a group of deities whose origins stem from Indian, Chinese, and indigenous Japanese gods of fortune. Not all of the gods are mythical beings. more...

  • El libro de las religiones monoteístasby Patrick Rivière

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...