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Religion in contemporary Japan

Author: Ian Reader
Publisher: Basingstoke : Macmillan, 1991.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text examines the major areas in which the Japanese participate in religious events, the role of religion in the social system and the underlying views within the Japanese religious world. It  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Reader, Ian.
Religion in contemporary Japan.
Basingstoke : Macmillan, 1991
(OCoLC)21560273
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Reader
ISBN: 9780230375840 0230375847
OCLC Number: 647133542
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 277 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Acknowledgements --
Conventions --
Introduction --
Turning to the Gods in Times of Trouble: the Place, Time and Structure of Japanese Religion --
Unifying Traditions, Cosmological Perspectives and the Vitalistic Universe --
'Born Shinto': Community, Festivals, Production and Change --
'Die Buddhist': Zen, Death and the Ancestors --
Individuals, Ascetics and the Expression of Power --
Sites and Sights: Temples and Shrines as Centres of Power and Entertainment --
Actions and Amulets: Reflections of Need and the Expression of Meaning --
Spirits, Satellites and a User Friendly Religion: Agonsh and the New Religions --
Mystery, Nostalgia and the Shifting Sands of Continuity --
Endnotes --
References --
Index.
Responsibility: Ian Reader.

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