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From salvation to spirituality : popular religious movements in modern Japan

Author: 島薗, 進, (1948- ) ; Susumu Shimazono
Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. : Trans Pacific Press ; Portland, Ore. : International Specialized Book Services [distributor], 2004.
Series: Japanese society series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : English edView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: 島薗, 進, (1948- ) ; Susumu Shimazono
ISBN: 1876843128 9781876843120 1876843136 9781876843137
OCLC Number: 56456928
Notes: "The papers compiled in this book were selected from papers first written between the late 1970s and 2003 in Japanese or in English"--Page vii.
Description: x, 348 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: New religions and the sociology of religion in Japan --
Religious influences on Japan's modernization --
On contemporary salvation religion --
Crisis of authority and the lotus sutra-based new religions --
Popularism derived from the lotus sutra tradition --
Soka Gakkai and the modern reformation of Buddhism --
Millennialism --
Spirit belief --
Conversion stories --
Alternative knowledge --
From religion to psychotherapy --
The post-1970 situation --
The expansion of new religions overseas --
New religions and this world --
New spirituality movements and the spiritual intellectuals --
'New age movements' or 'new spirituality movements and culture'.
Series Title: Japanese society series.
Responsibility: Susumu Shimazono.

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