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Japanese New Religions in Global Perspective : New Religious Movements - Peter B. Clarke

Japanese New Religions in Global Perspective

New Religious Movements

Hardcover Published: 21st July 2000
ISBN: 9780700711857
Number Of Pages: 321

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Since the 1960s virtually every part of the world has seen the arrival and establishment of Japanese new religious movements, a process that has followed quickly on the heels of the most active period of Japanese economic expansion overseas. This book examines the nature and extent of this religious expansion outside Japan.

Notes on Contributors
Introduction Japanese New Religions Abroad: A Case of 'Reverse' Globalizationp. 1
New Japanese Religions in the West: Between Nationalism and Universalismp. 10
Spiritual Companies, Corporate Religions: Japanese Companies and Japanese New Religious Movements at Home and Abroadp. 35
Japanese Religion in Australia: Mahikari and Zen in a Multicultural Societyp. 74
The New Japanese Religions in Brazil: Some Remarks on the Church of World Messianityp. 113
Modern Japanese Millenarian Movements: Their Changing Perception of Japan's Global Mission with Special Reference to the Church of World Messianity in Brazilp. 129
Adapt or Perish: The Story of Soka Gakkai in Germanyp. 182
Spirit First, Mind Follows, Body Belongs: Notions of Health, Illness and Disease in Sukyo Mahikari UKp. 198
Illness and Salvation in Tensho-Kotai-Jingu-Kyo - The Dancing Religion of Hawaiip. 240
Shin Buddhism in the West: An Overviewp. 257
'Success' and 'Failure': Japanese New Religions Abroadp. 272
Select Bibliographyp. 312
Indexp. 318
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ISBN: 9780700711857
ISBN-10: 0700711856
Series: New Religious Movements
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 321
Published: 21st July 2000
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 17.15 x 25.4  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.64
Edition Number: 1