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Product Description: New religions in Japan claim millions of members, while simultaneously provoking criticism and fulfilling social functions. Written by an international range of scholarly experts, this book serves as a handbook about these new Japanese religions on the basis of recent research...read more
By Birgit Staemmler (editor)

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9783643901521 | Lit Verlag, November 23, 2011, cover price $44.95 | About this edition: New religions in Japan claim millions of members, while simultaneously provoking criticism and fulfilling social functions.

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Product Description: This book describes the rich complexity of Inari worship in contemporary Japan. It explores questions of institutional and popular power in religion, demonstrates the ways people make religious figures personally meaningful, and documents the kinds of communicative styles that preserve the appearance of homogeneity in the face of astonishing factionalism...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780824820589 | Univ of Hawaii Pr, January 1, 1999, cover price $49.00 | About this edition: This book describes the rich complexity of Inari worship in contemporary Japan.

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9780824821029 | Univ of Hawaii Pr, December 1, 1998, cover price $32.00 | About this edition: The deity Inari has been worshipped in Japan since at least the early eighth century and today is a revered presence in such varied venues as Shinto shrines, Buddhist temples, factories, theaters, private households, restaurants, beauty shops, and rice fields.
9780060620660, titled "Jesus and the Four Gospels" | Harpercollins, June 1, 1979, cover price $11.95 | also contains Jesus and the Four Gospels | About this edition: 1979, Harper & Row Publishers.

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Product Description: In the light of the sarin attacks made by Aum Shinrikyo on Tokyo, this book describes the movement's history, examines the various conflicts it has been involved in, and discusses the content of Asahara's sermons and prophecies, all in an attempt to discover why the movement turned from meditation and asceticism to violence...read more

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9788787062558 | Nordic Inst of Asian Studies, June 1, 1998, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: In the light of the sarin attacks made by Aum Shinrikyo on Tokyo, this book describes the movement's history, examines the various conflicts it has been involved in, and discusses the content of Asahara's sermons and prophecies, all in an attempt to discover why the movement turned from meditation and asceticism to violence.

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Product Description: Shinto, or The Way of the Gods, is the oldest religious faith of the Japanese people. Based on the aboriginal worship of nature and ancestors, it is a religion of innumerable deities and rituals. As Buddhism established itself in Japan, it absorbed many of the Shinto beliefs while assigning them an inferior status...read more

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9780892813063 | Inner Traditions, April 1, 1990, cover price $12.95 | About this edition: Shinto, or The Way of the Gods, is the oldest religious faith of the Japanese people.

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Product Description: 1979, Harper & Row Publishers. "Jesus Christ is a crucial figure of history. Today he is worshipped as God by millions, and his teaching continues to influence individuals, even whole societies. His life has been dramatized and written about many times; he is the star of film and musical...read more

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9780060620660 | Harpercollins, June 1, 1979, cover price $11.95 | also contains The Fox and the Jewel: Shared and Private Meanings in Contemporary Japanese Inari Worship | About this edition: 1979, Harper & Row Publishers.

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