Publication: First issue of the Journal of Religion in Japan (JRJ)

 

A new journal dedicated to Japanese religions, the Journal of Religion in Japan (JRJ) published from Brill.

Of particular interest to the network is the first issue, which focuses on Religion and the Secular in Japan and is now available. Brill is offering free online access to JRJ 1/1

Contents:

JOURNAL OF RELIGION IN JAPAN 1/1 (March 2012)

Publisher’s note
Editorial
Articles

  •  Ian Reader. Secularisation, R.I.P.? Nonsense! The ‘Rush Hour Away from the Gods’ and the Decline of Religion in Contemporary Japan.
  • John Nelson. Japanese Secularities and the Decline of Temple Buddhism.
  •  Mark Mullins. Secularization, Deprivatization, and the Reappearance of ‘Public Religion’ in Japanese Society.
  •  Elisabetta Porcu. Observations on the Blurring of the Religious and the Secular in a Japanese Urban Setting.

Book reviews

  • Paula Arai. Bringing Zen Home: The Healing Heart of Japanese Women’s Rituals. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2011 (Helen J. Baroni).
  • Ugo Dessì (ed.). The Social Dimension of Shin Buddhism. Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2010 (Paul Watt).
  • Lori Meeks. Hokkeji and the Reemergence of Female Monastic Orders in Premodern Japan, Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2010 (Matthew Mitchell).
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