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The invention of religion in Japan

Author: Jason Ānanda Josephson
Publisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, cop. 2012.
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Through most of its long history, Japan had no concept of what we call "religion." In this book, the author reveals how Japanese officials invented religion in Japan and traces the sweeping  Read more...


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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jason Ānanda Josephson
ISBN: 9780226412337 0226412334 9780226412351 0226412350 9780226412344 0226412342
OCLC Number: 842408413
Description: xiii, 387 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The marks of heresy : organizing difference in premodern Japan ; Heretical anthropology ; The arrival of religion ; The science of the gods ; Formations of the Shinto secular ; Taming demons ; Inventing Japanese religion ; Religion within the limits.
Responsibility: Jason Ānanda Josephson.
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"The Invention of Religion in Japan is truly revolutionary. Original, well-researched, and engrossing, it overturns basic assumptions in the study of Japanese thought, religion, science, and Read more...

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