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The origin of modern Shinto in Japan : the vanquished gods of Izumo
Zhong, Yijiang, author
New York, NY : Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2016
Machine generated contents note: -- List of Figures -- Acknowledgements -- Note on Text/Translation -- Introduction -- 1: Resurrecting the Great Lord of the Land -- 2: The Month without the Gods -- 3: True Pillar of the Soul -- 4: Converting Japan -- 5: Competing Ways of the Gods -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Bibliography.
"Yijiang Zhong analyses the formation of Shinto as a complex and diverse religious tradition in early modern Japan, 1600-1868. Highlighting the role of the god Okuninushi and the mythology centered on the Izumo Shrine in western Japan as part of this process, he shows how and why this god came to be ignored in State Shinto in the modern period. In doing so, Zhong moves away from the traditional understanding of Shinto history as something completely internal to the nation of Japan, and instead situates the formation of Shinto within a larger geopolitical context involving intellectual and political developments in the East Asian region and the role of western colonial expansion. The Origin of Modern Shinto in Japan draws extensively on primary source materials in Japan, many of which were only made available to the public less than a decade ago and have not yet been studied. Source materials analysed include shrine records and object materials, contemporary written texts, official materials from the national and provincial levels, and a broad range of visual sources based on contemporary prints, drawings, photographs and material culture"--
Baker Berry BL2218.3 .Z49 2016
Talking God : philosophers on belief
Gutting, Gary, author
New York : W.W. Norton & Company, 
"Through interivews with twelve distinguished philosophers -- including atheists, agnostics, and believers -- Talking God works toward a philosophical understanding and evaluation of religion. Along the way, Gary Putting and his interviewees challenge many common assumptions about religious beliefs." -- Back cover.
Baker Berry BL80.3 .G88 2017
黄帝四经今注今译 : 马王堆汉墓出土帛书 / 陈鼓应注译
Beijing : Shang wu yin shu guan, 2016
Baker Berry East Asian BL1900.H8565 C44 2016
Votives, places and rituals in Etruscan religion : studies in honor of Jean MacIntosh Turfa
edited by Margarita Gleba, Hilary Becker
Boston : Brill, 2009
This volume offers a contribution to the continued study of Etruscan religion and daily life by focusing on the less explored issue of ritual. The ritual is approached here through 14 case studies considering mortuary customs, votive rituals and other religious and daily life practices.
Baker Berry BL813.E8 V68 2009
王契真"上清靈寶大法"研究 / 陳文龍著
濟南 : 齊鲁書社, 2014
Baker Berry East Asian BL1923 .C545 2014
新範式道教史的構建 / (日)小林正美著 ; 王皓月譯
济南 : 齐鲁书社, 2014
Baker Berry East Asian BL1910 .K6125 2014
《列子》学史 / 刘佩德著
Beijing Shi : Xue yuan chu ban she, 2015
Baker Berry East Asian BL1900.L485 L58 2015
汉帝国的遗产 : 汉鬼考 / 姜生著
姜生, 1964- author
Beijing : Ke xue chu ban she, 2016
Baker Berry East Asian BL1803 .J53 2016
宗教とこころの新時代 / 編集委員大澤真幸, 佐藤卓己, 杉田敦, 中島秀人, 諸富徹
Tōkyō : Iwanami Shoten, 2016
Baker Berry Japan BL60 .S5427 2016
Genghis Khan and the quest for God : how the world's greatest conqueror gave us religious freedom
Weatherford, J. McIver, author
New York, New York : Viking, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, 
Preface: Genghis Khan, Thomas Jefferson, and God -- Introduction: The anger of the gods -- I. Becoming Temujin. The teeth that eat men ; The golden whip of heaven ; Wisdom of the steppe ; Conflicting selves -- II. Becoming Genghis Khan. Messenger of light ; Jesus of the steppe ; The making of the Mongol nation ; Guardians of the flame -- III. Becoming the world conqueror. Two wings of one bird ; God's omnipotence ; The thumb of fate ; Wild man from the mountain ; The Confucian and the unicorn -- IV. Becoming a god. The last campaign ; War, inside and out ; Burning the books ; Life after death ; The unfulfilled law -- Epilogue: The thunderbolt of God.
"A landmark biography by the New York Times bestselling author of Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World that reveals how Genghis harnessed the power of religion to rule the largest empire the world has ever known. Throughout history the world's greatest conquerors have made their mark not just on the battlefield, but in the societies they have transformed. Genghis Khan conquered by arms and bravery, but he ruled by commerce and religion. He created the world's greatest trading network and drastically lowered taxes for merchants, but he knew that if his empire was going to last, he would need something stronger and more binding than trade. He needed religion. And so, unlike the Christian, Taoist and Muslim conquerors who came before him, he gave his subjects freedom of religion. Genghis lived in the 13th century, but he struggled with many of the same problems we face today: How should one balance religious freedom with the need to reign in fanatics? Can one compel rival religions -- driven by deep seated hatred -- to live together in peace? A celebrated anthropologist whose bestselling Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World radically transformed our understanding of the Mongols and their legacy, Jack Weatherford has spent eighteen years exploring areas of Mongolia closed until the fall of the Soviet Union and researching The Secret History of the Mongols, an astonishing document written in code that was only recently discovered. He pored through archives and found groundbreaking evidence of Genghis's influence on the founding fathers and his essential impact on Thomas Jefferson. Genghis Khan and the Quest for God is a masterpiece of erudition and insight, his most personal and resonant work." -- Publisher's description
Baker Berry BL640 .W43 2016
A sociology of prayer
edited by Giuseppe Giordan, University of Padua, Italy and Linda Woodhead, University of Lancaster, UK
Burlington, VT : Ashgate, 
Introduction: You never know. Prayer as enchantment / Giuseppe Giordan -- Prayer as practice : an interpretative proposal / Carlo Genova -- For youth, prayer is relationship / Michael C. Mason -- Pentecostal prayer as personal communication and invisible institutional work / Yannick Fer -- Transcendence and immanence in public and private prayer / Martin Stringer -- Prayer as a tool in Swedish Pentecostalism / Emir Mahieddin -- Contrasting regimes of Sufi prayer and emotion work in the Indonesian Islamic revival / Julia Day Howell -- A socio-anthropological analysis of forms of prayer among the Amish / Andrea Borella -- Filipino Catholic students and prayer as conversation with God / Jayeel Serrano Cornelio -- The embodiment of prayer in charismatic Christianity / Michael Wilkinson and Peter Althouse -- Prayer requests in an English cathedral, and a new analytic framework for intercessory prayer / Tania ap Siôn -- An analysis of hospital chapel prayer requests / Peter Collins -- Conclusion: Prayer as changing the subject / Linda Woodhead.
Baker Berry BL560 .S58 2015
The Bhāgavata Purāṇa : selected readings
Ravi M. Gupta and Kenneth R. Valpey
New York : Columbia University Press, 
Baker Berry BL1140.4.B434 E5 2017
Spiritual dimensions of ageing
edited by Malcolm Johnson, Joanna Walker
Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2016
Spirited ageing / Malcom Johnson and Joanna Walker -- Spirituality and ageing: yesterday, today and tomorrow / Robert C. Atchley -- Ageing and spirituality across faiths and cultures / Elizabeth Mackinlay -- Stages of the soul and spirituality in later life / Harry R. Moody -- Aesop's fables as spritual touchstones for ageing / W. Andrew Achenbaum -- Religion, belief and spirituality in old age: how they change / Vern Bengston and Malcom Johnson -- Ritual and memories of ritual in older people's lives: contrasts between Eastern and Western Europe / Peter G. Coleman -- Religious ritual and practice in old age / Ellen Idler -- New cultures of ageing: the impact of the third age on issues of spirituality and religion / Paul Higgs -- Religion, faith, belief and disbelief in old age: "a full-hearted evenson" / Susan A. Eisenhandler -- Finding meaning and sustaining purpose in later life / Albert Jewell -- Spirituality, biographical review and biographical pain at the end of life in old age / Malcom Johnson -- Embracing contraries: the spiritual quest as a lifelong process / Ronald J. Manheimer -- Conversation matters / Ann Morisy -- Spiritual development in later life: a learning experience? / Joanna Walker -- Reimaging the theology of old age / James Woodward -- Pressing towards the finish line: supporting older people on their final lap / Keith R. Albans.
Baker Berry BL65.A46 S65 2016
Zhuangzi's critique of the Confucians : blinded by the human
Chong, Kim Chong, author
Albany : State University of New York Press, 
Blinded by heaven -- The pre-established heart-mind -- The transformation of things -- Zhen, some normative concerns -- The facts of human construction -- Metaphor in the Zhuangzi and theories of metaphor -- Self, virtue (de) and values in the Zhuangzi.
Baker Berry BL1900.C576 C5383 2016
Philosophy of religion in the classical American tradition
Clanton, J. Caleb, 1978- author
Knoxville : The University of Tennessee Press, 
Introduction -- C.S. Peirce and the reality of God -- William James and the will to believe in mystical experience -- Josiah Royce, Job, and the problem of evil -- George Santayana and the problem of petitionary prayer -- Edward Scribner Ames, John Dewey, and religious naturalism -- Richard Rorty, Cornel West, and the problem of religion in the public square.
Baker Berry BL2525 .C595 2016
Diversity of sacrifice : form and function of sacrificial practices in the ancient world and beyond
edited by Carrie Ann Murray
Albany : State University of New York Press, 
The Value and Power of Sacrifice / Carrie Ann Murray -- Part I. Defining and Redefining the Boundaries of Sacrifice. Anthropology and Sacrifice / Phillips Stevens, Jr. ; A View from a Fen: On the Concept of Sacrifice and the Possibility of Understanding Neolithic Wetland Depositions / Åsa Berggren ;Gifts from the Gods: A New Look at Some Weapons and Vessels from the Metal Ages / Christoph Huth ; Post-Domestic Sacrifice: Exploring the Present and Future of Gifts for the Gods / Samantha Hurn -- Part II. Sacrifice Across the Mediterranean World. Every Good and Pure Thing: Sacrifice in the Ancient Egyptian Context / Mary-Ann Pouls Wegner ; The Mythology of Carthaginian Child Sacrifice: A Physical Anthropological Perspective / Jeffrey H. Schwartz ; The Art of Ancient Greek Sacrifice: Spectacle, Gaze, Performance / Tyler Jo Smith ; Etruscan Human Sacrifice: The Case of Tarquinia / Nancy T. de Grummond -- Part III. Exploring Exceptional Cases of Sacrifice. Human Sacrifice as "Crisis Management"? The Case of the Early Neolithic Site of Herxheim, Palatinate, Germany / Andrea Zeeb-Lanz, Rose-Marie Arbogast, Silja Bauer, Bruno Boulestin, Anne-Sophie Coupey, Anthony Denaire, Fabian Haack, Christian Jeunesse, Dirk Schimmelpfennig, Rouven Turck ; Dog Sacrifice at the Protohistoric Site of Mas Castellar (Pontós, Spain) / Enriqueta Pons, Lídia Colominas, Maria Saña ; Understanding the Death and Burial of Northern European Bog Bodies / Guinevere Granite -- Part IV. Formularizing and Regularizing Sacrifice. Sacrificing the Sign: The Alphabet as an Offering in Ancient Israel, or A Classicist's Read on the Ritual Law of the Sotah / Roger Woodard ; Ancient Greek Laws on Sacrifice / Michael Gagarin ; In What Way Is Christ's Death a Sacrifice? Theories of Sacrifice and Theologies of the Cross / S. Mark Heim.
"Explores sacrificial practices across a range of contexts from prehistory to the present. The term 'sacrifice' belies what is a complex and varied transhistorical and transcultural phenomenon. Bringing together scholars from such diverse fields as anthropology, archaeology, epigraphy, literature, and theology, Diversity of Sacrifice explores sacrificial practices across a range of contexts from prehistory to the present. Incorporating theory, material culture, and textual evidence, the volume seeks to consider new and divergent data related to contexts of sacrifice that can help broaden our field of vision while raising new questions. The essays contributed here move beyond reductive and simple explanations to explore complex areas of social interaction. Sacrifice plays a key role in the overlapping sacred and secular spheres for a number of societies in the past and present. How religious beliefs and practices can be integral parts of life on individual and community levels is of fundamental importance to understanding the past and present. In addition to aiding scholarly research, Diversity of Sacrifice enables students to explore this rich theme across Europe and the Mediterranean with clear discussions of theory and data"--Publisher's website.
Baker Berry BL570 .D58 2016
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