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Japanese New Religions in the West : Japan Library - Peter B. Clarke

Japanese New Religions in the West

Japan Library

Hardcover Published: 1st January 1994
ISBN: 9781873410240
Number Of Pages: 180

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Japan's new and 'new, new' religious movements which have established themselves in the West are both expanding and in general highly active. Among the best known are Soka Gakkai International, Mahikari, Seicho no Ie, the MOA Foundation, Tenrikyo and Risshokoseikai.
Though invariably deriving their inspiration from traditional sources, as a group they share distinct characteristics: they all stress the importance of pacifism, environmental care and protection and world transformation. They also all claim to heal, that all followers will receive benefits in this life and that, in most cases, Japan is the promised land.
This volume, which also offers a valuable insight into some of the cultural values of contemporary Japan, is the first to address the subject in any detail, and includes contributions from a number of distinguished scholars from Europe and the United States.

List of Contributors
Japanese 'New' and 'New, New' Religions: An Introductionp. 1
A Buddhologist's Impression of Japanese Buddhismp. 15
The Goddess Emerges from her Cave: Fujita Himiko and her Dragon Palace Familyp. 25
New Japanese Religions in the United Statesp. 33
Japanese New Religious Movements in Britainp. 54
National and International Identity in a Japanese Religionp. 77
Jesus in Japan: Christian Syncretism in Mahikarip. 88
Japanese Monotheism and New Religionsp. 103
Of Priests, Protests and Protestant Buddhists: the Case of Soka Gakkai Internationalp. 117
Soto Zen Buddhism in Britainp. 132
Japanese 'Old', 'New' and 'New, New' Religious Movements in Brazilp. 149
Glossaryp. 161
Select Bibliographyp. 163
Indexp. 165
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ISBN: 9781873410240
ISBN-10: 1873410247
Series: Japan Library
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 180
Published: 1st January 1994
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.42
Weight (kg): 0.44
Edition Number: 1