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Religion in Contemporary Japan

Authors: Reader, I.

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What role does religion play in contemporary Japanese society and in the lives of Japanese people today? Through a series of case-studies of religion in action - at crowded temples and festivals, in austere Zen meditation halls, at home and work, at dramatic fire rituals - it illustrates the immense variety, energy and colour inherent in Japanese religion while discussing the continued relevance and responses of religion in a rapidly modernising and changing society.

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IAN READER

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Turning to the Gods in Times of Trouble: The Place, Time and Structure of Japanese Religion

    Reader, Ian

    Pages 1-22

  • Unifying Traditions, Cosmological Perspectives and the Vitalistic Universe

    Reader, Ian

    Pages 23-54

  • ‘Born Shinto …’: Community, Festivals, Production and Change

    Reader, Ian

    Pages 55-76

  • ‘… Die Buddhist’: Zen, Death and the Ancestors

    Reader, Ian

    Pages 77-106

  • Individuals, Ascetics and the Expression of Power

    Reader, Ian

    Pages 107-133

Buy this book

eBook $69.99
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Softcover $89.99
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  • ISBN 978-0-333-52322-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Religion in Contemporary Japan
Authors
Copyright
1991
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-37584-0
DOI
10.1057/9780230375840
Softcover ISBN
978-0-333-52322-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 277
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