This important work examines religion in its sociopolitical contexts, as well as issues of leadership, conversion, feudal regimes, Japan's dominant religious societies, and the impact of religious developments on Japan's future, both as a nation and as a member of the world community. Joseph Kitagawa has provided a new preface for this paperback edition which incorporates discussion of the history of the past thirty years.
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(278mm x 153mm x 31mm)
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Author Biography - Joseph M. Kitagawa
Joseph M. Kitagawa is Professor Emeritus at the Divinity School and a member of the Department of Far Eastern Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago, where he has taught the History of Religions for thirty-four years. He is an editor of the Encyclopedia of Religion, and author of On Understanding Japanese Religion and numerous other books.