Religion in contemporary Japan

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Religion in contemporary Japan

Ian Reader

Macmillan, 1991

  • : pbk

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Bibliography: p. 260-267

Includes index

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ISBN 9780333523216

内容説明

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. Through a series of case studies of religion in action - at crowded temples and festivals, in austere Zen meditation halls, at home and at work, at dramatic fire rituals - it illustrates the immense variety, energy and colour inherent in Japanese religion. It also discusses the continued relevance and responses of religion in a rapidly modernizing and changing society.

目次

Part 1 Turning to the gods in times of trouble: the place, time and structure of Japanese religion. Part 2 Unifying traditions, cosmological perspectives and the vitalistic universe. Part 3 "Born Shinto" - community, festivals, production and change. Part 4 "Die Buddhist" - Zen, death and the ancestors. Part 5 Individuals, ascetics and the expression of power. Part 6 Sites and sights: temples and shrines as centres of power and entertainment. Part 7 Actions and amulets: reflections of need and the expression of meaning. Part 8 Spirits, satellites and a user friendly religion: Agonshu and the new religions. Part 9 Mystery, nostalgia and the shifting sands of continuity.
巻冊次

: pbk ISBN 9780333523223

内容説明

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.

目次

Acknowledgements - Conventions - Introduction - Turning to the Gods in Times of Trouble: the Place, Time and Structure of Japanese Religion - Unifying Traditions, Cosmological Perspectives and the Vitalistic Universe - 'Born Shinto': Community, Festivals, Production and Change - 'Die Buddhist': Zen, Death and the Ancestors - Individuals, Ascetics and the Expression of Power - Sites and Sights: Temples and Shrines as Centres of Power and Entertainment - Actions and Amulets: Reflections of Need and the Expression of Meaning - Spirits, Satellites and a User Friendly Religion: Agonsh and the New Religions - Mystery, Nostalgia and the Shifting Sands of Continuity - Endnotes - References - Index

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