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Title Religion and psychotherapy in modern Japan / edited by Christopher Harding, Iwata Fumiaki, and Yoshinaga Shin'ichi
Published Abingdon ; New York : Routledge, 2015
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Description 1 online resource (321 pages)
Series Routledge Contemporary Japan Series
Routledge contemporary Japan series.
Contents Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; List of illustrations; List of contributors; Acknowledgements; Note on Japanese names; Introduction; 1 Religion and psychotherapy in modern Japan: a four-phaseview; 2 Psychiatry and religion in modern Japan: traditional templeand shrine therapies; 3 The birth of Japanese mind cure methods; 4 The mind and healing in Morita therapy; 5 The dawning of Japanese psychoanalysis: Kosawa Heisaku'stherapy and faith; 6 Doi Takeo and the development of the 'Amae' theory; 7 From salvation to healing: Yoshimoto Naikan therapy andits religious origins; 8 Naikan and mourning: a Catholic attempt at Naikanmeditation9 Kawai Hayao's transnational identity and Japanese spirit; 10 The contemporary view of reincarnation in Japan:narratives of the reincarnating self; 11 A society accepting of spirit possession: mental health andshamanism in Okinawa; 12 Chaplaincy work in disaster areas; Conclusion; Index
Summary Since the late nineteenth century, religious ideas and practices in Japan have become increasingly intertwined with those associated with mental health and healing. This relationship developed against the backdrop of a far broader, and deeply consequential meeting: between Japan's long-standing, Chinese-influenced intellectual and institutional forms, and the politics, science, philosophy, and religion of the post-Enlightenment West. In striving to craft a modern society and culture that could exist on terms with - rather than be subsumed by - western power and influence, Japan became home to a religion--psy dialogue informed by pressing political priorities and rapidly shifting cultural concerns
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Psychology and religion -- Japan
Psychotherapy -- Religious aspects.
Psychotherapy -- Japan.
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Diseases -- General.
MEDICAL -- Clinical Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Diseases.
MEDICAL -- Evidence-Based Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Internal Medicine.
Psychology and religion.
Psychotherapy -- Religious aspects.
Form Electronic book
Author Fumiaki, Iwata.
Harding, Christopher.
Shin'ichi, Yoshinaga.
ISBN 1315773961