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Handbook of Contemporary Japanese Religions free pdf Representing work by some of the leading scholars in the field, the chapters of this handbook survey the transformation and innovation of religious traditions and practices in contemporary Japan. Readers will find lively scholarly studies about changes in the traditional institutions of Buddhism and Shinto, vivid examples of social activism as well as the so-called "new religions," examination of the relationship between religion and the state, and analysis of the religiosity of individuals encompassed by "spirituality," pilgrimage and tourism, and the marketing of religions. This groundbreaking collection of scholarly papers helps to map out the fascinating complexity and dynamism of religion in contemporary Japanese society and culture.

About Inken Prohl

Inken Prohl is Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Heidelberg. She is a published author of books and numerous articles on contemporary religions of Japan, including two monographs titled Religiose Innovationen and Zen fur Dummies. John Nelson is Professor in Theology and Religious Studies at the University of San Francisco. He has written two books about major Shinto shrines as well as many articles on wide-ranging topics. His forthcoming book is on innovation within contemporary Buddhist denominations in Japan. Contributors include: Barbara Ambros, Jorn Borup, John Breen, Stephen G. Covell, Benjamin Dorman, Lisette Gebhardt, Isomae Jun'ichi, Kenta Kasai, Noriko Kawahashi, Satsuki Kawano, Gregory P. Levine, Mark MacWilliams, Levi McLaughlin, Mark R. Mullins, John Nelson, Rev. Masazumi Shojun Okano, Inken Prohl, Michael K. Roemer, Aike P. Rots, Bernhard Scheid, Shimazono Susumu, George J. Tanabe Jr., Jonathan Watts, Duncan Ryuken Williams, and Urs Matthias Zachmann.

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Author : Inken Prohl
Publisher : Brill
Data Published : 03 September 2012
ISBN : 9004234357
EAN : 9789004234352
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 676 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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