Establishing the Revolutionary

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Birgit Staemmler, Ulrich Dehn (Eds.)

An Introduction to New Religions in Japan

ISBN 978-3-643-90152-1
Band-Nr. 20
Jahr 2011
Seiten 408
Bindung broschiert
Reihe BUNKA – WENHUA. Tübinger Ostasiatische Forschungen.


New Religions in Japan claim millions of members and simultaneously
provoke criticism and fulfil social functions. This publication may serve
as a handbook about these new religions on the basis of recent research,
written by an international range of scholarly experts. The introductory
chapters offer general analyses of historical, doctrinal, social, and
economic aspects and hence facilitate the understanding of new religions
within their overall contexts. Ten religions of major importance are
introduced in detail as to their founder, circumstances of foundation,
history, doctrine, present situation and activities. These are Ômoto,
Seichô no Ie, Sekai Kyûseikyô, Shinnyo-en, Sôka Gakkai, Risshô Kôsei-kai,
Mahikari, Kôfuku no Kagaku, Aum Shinrikyô/ Aleph/ Hikari no Wa and Chino
Shôhô/ Pana-Wave Laboratory. Other important religious organisations are
covered in encyclopedical references.