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Religion in contemporary Japan

by Ian Reader

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Published by Macmillan in Basingstoke .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Includes index.

StatementIan Reader.
The Physical Object
Paginationxv,277p. ;
Number of Pages277
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14999505M
ISBN 100333523210, 0333523229

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  Politics and Religion in Modern Japan: Red Sun, White Lotus by R. Starrs, Paperback | Barnes & Noble® Written by leading scholars in the field, this book provides new insights, based on original research, into the full spectrum of modern Japanese Our Stores Are Open Book Annex Membership Educators Gift Cards Stores & Events HelpPages: "Religion in Contemporary Japan" is a highly enjoyable, informative and surprisingly readable book on the somewhat obscure subject of religion in contemporary Japan. As an MA student studying religion in Japan, this book was recommended as a starting place, and I found it invaluable/5.

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"Religion in Contemporary Japan" is a highly enjoyable, informative and surprisingly readable book on the somewhat obscure subject of religion in contemporary Japan.

As an MA student studying religion in Japan, this book was recommended as a starting place, and I found it invaluable. Ian Reader lays out how religion is treated in Japan, what its general effect is on everyday life, and Cited by:   Ian Reader presents a good review of how religion is practised in Japan nowadays.

The book covers Shinto and Buddhism as well as made new religion, which appeared in /5(4). What role does religion play in contemporary Japanese society and Religion in contemporary Japan book the lives of Japanese people today. Through a series of case-studies of religion in action - at crowded temples and festivals, in a.

Religion in Contemporary Japan. What role does religion play in contemporary Japanese society and in the lives of Japanese people today. This text examines the major areas in which the Japanese. Horii’s work has a number of strengths which makes it an important contribution to the critical study of religion in Japan.” (Ernils Larsson, Contemporary Japan, Decem ) From the Back Cover This book critically examines the term ‘religion’ (shūkyō) as a social category within the sociological context of contemporary Japan.

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.

What role does religion play in contemporary Japanese society and in the lives of Japanese people today. 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.

This book provides a historically contextualized introduction to the dialogue between religion and psychotherapy in modern Japan. In doing so, it draws out connections between developments in medicine, government policy, Japanese religion and spirituality, social and cultural criticism, regional dynamics, and gender : Since the s virtually every part of the world has seen the arrival and establishment of Japanese new religious movements, a process that has followed quickly on the heels of the most active period of Japanese economic expansion overseas.

This book examines the nature and extent of this religious expansion outside Japan. Buddhism and Shintoism are the two major religions in Japan. According to the annual statistical research on religion in by the Agency for Culture Affairs, Government of Japan, percent of the population practices Shintoism, percent Buddhism.

The essays in this book cover a wide range of subjects, from the new religions of post-war Japan to beliefs about fox-possession in the Heian period, and from French missionaries in Okinawa in the mid-nineteenth century to the Ainu bear festival in Hokkaido.

Ian Reader is the author of Religion in Contemporary Japan ( avg rating, 61 ratings, 4 reviews, published ), Simple Guides Shinto ( avg ratin /5. 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 Brand: Palgrave Macmillan UK.

"This is an outstanding book the first high-quality academic work on religion and the psy disciplines in modern Japan.

It covers the topics of modern religion and psychotherapy in Japan and connects them with the recent major crises of Aum Price: $   This book provides a historically contextualized introduction to the dialogue between religion and psychotherapy in modern Japan.

In doing so, it draws out connections between developments in medicine, government policy, Japanese religion and spirituality, social and cultural criticism, regional dynamics, and gender relations.

Through a series of case studies of religious activities--at temples and festivals, in Zen meditation halls, at fire rituals, at home and work--Reader (Japanese studies, U.

of Stirling, Scotland) 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 : University of Hawaii Press, The. 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 Cited by: In addition, the book offers rich interview material from conversations with Buddhist priests.

Readers will gain insights into the critical deconstruction, the historicization, and the study of social classification system of ‘religion’, in terms of its cross-cultural application to the contemporary Japanese : Palgrave Macmillan. Contemporary Religions in Japan.

Contemporary Religions in Japan was published from to by the International Institute for the Study of Religions in Tokyo. Four years later, init was revived as the Japanese Journal of Religious Studies. In the editorship was transferred to the Nanzan Institute for Religion and Culture.

This book critically examines the term ‘religion’ (shūkyō) as a social category within the sociological context of contemporary Japan. Whereas the nineteenth-century construction of shūkyō Author: Mitsutoshi Horii.

Author: Jun'ichi Isomae Religious Discourse in Modern Japan explores the introduction of the Western concept of “religion” to Japan in the modern era, and the emergence of discourse on Shinto, philosophy, and Buddhism. Taking Anesaki’s founding of religious studies (shukyo See More.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.Designed for classroom study, this anthology provides the students with interpretations and perspectives on the significance of religion in modern Japan.

Emphasis is placed on the sociocultural expressions of religion in everyday life, rather than on religious texts or traditions/5.