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Practically Religious: Worldly Benefits and the Common Religion of Japan
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Publisher Univ of Hawaii Pr
Publication date November 1, 1998
Pages 303
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780824820657
ISBN-10 0824820657
Dimensions 1 by 6.50 by 9.50 in.
Weight 1.50 lbs.
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Original list price $45.00
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Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description: Praying for practical benefits is a common religious activity in Japan. Basing their work on a fusion of textual, ethnographic, historical and contemporary studies, the authors of this volume demonstrate that far from being marginal, the concepts and practices surrounding "genze riyaku" lie at the very heart of the Japanese religious world. The authors discuss the economic and commercial aspects of how and why institutions promote practical benefits, drawing attention to the dynamism and flexibility in the religious marketplace. The authors also examine the business of guidebooks, which combine travel information with religious advice, including forms of prayer for the protection against embarrassing physical problems and sexual diseases.

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