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Practicing the Afterlife
Language: en
Pages: 536
Authors: Susanne Formanek, William R. LaFleur
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004 - Publisher: Austrian Academy of Sciences

How do people in Japan conceive of life after death? Although many Japanese today claim that on their archipelago there has never been much interest in this topic, the evidence presented here shows otherwise. Documenting a rich range of historical as well as contemporary scenarios that present life as going
Death and the Afterlife in Japanese Buddhism
Language: en
Pages: 382
Authors: Jacqueline Ilyse Stone, Mariko Namba Walter
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-01-01 - Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

"For more than a thousand years, Buddhism has dominated Japanese death rituals and concepts of the afterlife. The nine essays in this volume, ranging chronologically from the tenth century to the present, bring to light both continuity and change in death practices over time. They also explore the interrelated issues
Religious practices in the Japanese mountains
Language: en
Pages: 172
Authors: Zuzana Malá
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-01-01 - Publisher: Masarykova univerzita

Kniha uvažuje o japonských horách jako o místech náboženských úkonů. Autorka čtenáři nabízí pohled na historický i současný stav náboženských praktik, pričemž nezanedbává ekonomický aspekt jejich vývoje. První tři kapitoly, věnované historickému vývoji náboženských praktik v horské oblasti Tatejama, odhalují souvislost mezi horami a představami o posmrtném životě v Japonsku.
When Tengu Talk
Language: en
Pages: 280
Authors: Wilburn N. Hansen
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-09-30 - Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

Hirata Atsutane (1776-1843) has been the subject of numerous studies that focus on his importance to nationalist politics and Japanese intellectual and social history. His prolific writings on supernatural subjects have never been thoroughly analysed in English until now.
Monumenta Nipponica
Language: en
Authors: Wilburn N. Hansen
Categories: Civilization, Oriental
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005 - Publisher:

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