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Title Handbook of contemporary Japanese religions / edited by Inken Prohl and John Nelson
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (xxii, 652 pages) : illustrations
Series Brill handbooks on contemporary religion, 1874-6691 ; v. 6
Brill handbooks on contemporary religion ; v. 6
Contents List of Illustrations; List of Contributors; Preface; Part I Orientations; Religious Contexts and Patterns in Contemporary Japan; Japanese Survey Data on Religious Attitudes, Beliefs, and Practices in the Twenty-First Century; The Concepts of Religion and Religious Studies in Transcultural Contexts, with a Focus on Japan; Part II Transformations within Japan's Religious Traditions; Shintō Shrines: Traditions and Transformations; Contemporary Buddhist Priests and Clergy; Christianity in Contemporary Japanese Society; Money and the Temple: Law, Taxes and the Image of Buddhism
From the 'Tradition' to a Choice: Recent Developments in Mortuary PracticesPart IV Spirituality and Religion for a New Age; Theosophy and Related Movements in Japan; The Rise of the New Spirituality; Petto Kuyō: Changing Views of Animal Spirits in Contemporary Japan; Celebrity Fortunes: Defining 'Religion' in the Post-Aum Era; Zen Art: Pure Gesture, Nationalist Aesthetic, or Nothing at All?; Widely Read Writings on Religion in Contemporary Japan: Popular Books on Religious Issues, 'Spiritual Literature' and Literary Works with Religious Themes; Contemporary Household Altars
Voices for the Dead: Priestly Incantations and Grave DiscussionsRe-Imagining Buddhist Women in Contemporary Japan; Part III Religious Responses to Social Change; The Postwar Constitution and Religion; New Religions in Japan: Adaptations and Transformations in Contemporary Society; Sōka Gakkai in Japan; Ambiguous Identities: Negotiating Christianity and 'Japaneseness'; Reconstructing Priestly Identity and Roles and the Development of Socially Engaged Buddhism in Contemporary Japan; Buddhist Environmentalism in Contemporary Japan; 'Fine Words Indeed': Yasukuni and the Narrative Fetishism of War
Summary "Representing work by some of the leading scholars in the field, this volume presents important topics in the religious environment of contemporary Japan by surveying exciting trends, religious change and innovation, and the interactivity of religion with market and global forces"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Japan -- Religion.
Form Electronic book
Author Nelson, John K. (John Kenneth), 1953-
Prohl, Inken.
ISBN 9004234365 (electronic bk.)
9789004234369 (electronic bk.)
(hardback ; alk. paper)
(hardback ; alk. paper)