Religious Studies New Books Catalogue October-December 2022

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Religious Studies New Books Catalogue

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White Devils, Black Gods

Benjamin Beit-Hallahmi, University of Haifa, Israel

Christopher M. Driscoll, Lehigh University, USA

Horror and Redemption

In this book, the theme of child sacrifice is examined as a psychological challenge. It applies a unique approach to religious ideas by looking at beliefs and practices, which are considered deviant, but also make up part of mainstream religious discourse in Judaism, Islam, and Christianity. This book makes the connection between Satanism stories in the 1980s, the Blood Libel in Europe, The Eucharist, and Eastern Mediterranean narratives of child sacrifice. UK February 2023 • US February 2023 • 256 pages • 10 bw illus HB 9781350236721 • £85.00 / $115.00 ePub 9781350236745 • £76.50 / $105.78 ePdf 9781350236738 • £76.50 / $105.78 Bloomsbury Academic

Race, Masculinity, and Religious Codependency

Provides a historical and philosophical account of the “white devil” as it appears in stories and myths in various Black religions, particularly as these traditions are expressed through the contemporary cultural expression of hip-hop. Interweaving academic theory, (auto) ethnography, and memoir-styled narrative, Christopher M. Driscoll explores what the “white devil” trope means for understanding and responding to tensions emerging from toxic white masculinity. Depicting paths forward for genuine reparations and systemic justice, this is an essential read for people who want to build communities to counter white racism and nurture expansive, generative interdependence. UK November 2022 • US November 2022 • 256 pages PB 9781350175938 • £21.99 / $29.95 • HB 9781350175921 • £65.00 / $90.00 ePub 9781350175945 • £19.79 / $27.47 ePdf 9781350175952 • £19.79 / $27.47 Bloomsbury Academic

Freedoms, Faiths and Futures

Spiritual Sensations

Andrew Singleton, Deakin University, Australia, Mary Lou Rasmussen, Australian National University, Australia, Anna Halafoff, Deakin University, Australia & Gary Bouma, Monash University, Australia

Sarah K. Balstrup, Australian Catholic University, Australia

Teenage Australians on Religion, Sexuality and Diversity

Providing an evidence-based understanding of young Australians’ perspectives and identities related to religion, non-religion, spirituality, sexuality and gender, this book features a groundbreaking typology that maps teen worldviews. It draws on a unique, major national Australian study of teens, comprising 11 focus groups, a nationally representative survey and 30 in-depth interviews. It places the findings in international comparative perspective, with specific reference to cognate studies from Britain, Canada, New Zealand and America. UK November 2022 • US November 2022 • 248 pages • 14 bw illus PB 9781350237544 • £28.99 / $39.95 Previously published in HB 9781350179561 ePub 9781350179585 • £76.50 / $105.78 ePdf 9781350179578 • £76.50 / $105.78 Bloomsbury Academic

Cinematic Religious Experience and Evolving Conceptions of the Sacred

The secular, pluralist culture of the West encourages a subjective approach to spiritual truth where stimulating emotional experiences, such as those provided by film, can contribute to personal conceptions of the sacred. Examining Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) as the principal case-study and Gaspar Noé’s Enter the Void (2009) and Lars von Trier’s Melancholia (2011) as comparative examples, Sarah K. Balstrup argues that these directors harness the affective properties of film to generate altered states of perception in a manner analogous to religious practice.

R E L I G I O U S S T U D I E S – Psychology & Sociology of Religion

Interpreting Child Sacrifice Narratives

UK March 2022 • US March 2022 • 224 pages • 0 bw illus PB 9781350327764 • £28.99 / $39.95 Previously published in HB 9781350130173 ePub 9781350130197 • £26.09 / $37.08 ePdf 9781350130180 • £26.09 / $37.08 Bloomsbury Academic

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R E L I G I O U S S T U D I E S – Theory & Method

Bloomsbury Advances in Religious Studies Contested Concepts in the Study of Religion A Critical Exploration

Edited by George D. Chryssides, York St John University, UK & Amy Whitehead, Oxford Brookes University, UK A clear, concise introduction to the meanings of problematic terms within religious studies, and the ways in which they should legitimately be used. Concepts covered include: belief, religion, magic, secularisation, and violence. This is a jargon-free indispensable resource for students and scholars that encourages the critical use of terms in the study of religion. UK September 2022 • US September 2022 • 200 pages PB 9781350243804 • £21.99 / $29.95 • HB 9781350243811 • £65.00 / $90.00 ePub 9781350243828 • £19.79 / $27.47 ePdf 9781350243835 • £19.79 / $27.47 Bloomsbury Academic

Spirituality and Alternativity in Contemporary Japan Beyond Religion?

Ioannis Gaitanidis, Chiba University, Japan This book critically analyses the creation and effects of spirituality as both discourse and practice in Japan. It shows how the value of spirituality has been sustained by “spiritual therapists” who have sought to eke out a livelihood in an increasingly professionalized and regulated therapeutic field; as well as by the cruel optimism of an increasingly precarious workforce, placing its hopes in the imagined alternative that the supirichuaru represents. UK November 2022 • US November 2022 • 240 pages • 10 bw illus HB 9781350262614 • £85.00 / $115.00 ePub 9781350262638 • £76.50 / $105.78 ePdf 9781350262621 • £76.50 / $105.78 Series: Bloomsbury Advances in Religious Studies • Bloomsbury Academic

Orthodox Christianity, New Age Spirituality and Vernacular Religion The Evil Eye in Greece

American Evangelicals Conflicted on Islam

Ashlee Quosigk, University of Georgia, USA

This is the first anthropological work in the Greek context – and one of the few works in the European context – to illustrate thoroughly the novel synthesis of Christian religion and ‘New Age’ spirituality. It challenges the single-faith approach that traditionally ties southern European countries to Christianity, and focuses on how processes of globalization influence and transform vernacular religiosity. It demonstrates how, through the popular belief in the ‘evil eye’, a novel ritual, performative and material affinity between religion and spirituality is creatively produced.

Quosigk explores the diversity of opinion within the largest religious group in the US – Evangelical Christians – on the topic of Islam. Evangelicals are often characterized as monolithically antagonistic toward Muslims. This book challenges that stereotype, exposing divides that exist among Evangelicals on Islam and examining why there is division. Drawing on qualitative research on two congregations in the US, as well as on popular Evangelical leaders, it details the surprisingly diverse views Evangelicals hold on Muhammad, the Qur’an, interfaith dialogue, syncretism, and politics. This research is invaluable for providing a better understanding of what Evangelicals think, and why.

UK October 2022 • US October 2022 • 216 pages • 25 bw illus PB 9781350225398 • £28.99 / $39.95 Previously published in HB 9781350152793 ePub 9781350152816 • £76.50 / $105.78 ePdf 9781350152809 • £76.50 / $105.78 Series: Bloomsbury Advances in Religious Studies • Bloomsbury Academic

UK December 2022 • US December 2022 • 256 pages PB 9781350243231 • £28.99 / $39.95 Previously published in HB 9781350175587 ePub 9781350175600 • £76.50 / $105.78 ePdf 9781350175617 • £76.50 / $105.78 Series: Bloomsbury Advances in Religious Studies • Bloomsbury Academic

Eugenia Roussou, ISCTE–Lisbon University Institute, Portugal

Free Zone Scientology

Contesting the Boundaries of a New Religion Aled Thomas, University of Wolverhampton, UK This book examines Scientology, specifically in the Free Zone, exploring issues of boundaries and fluidity in the contemporary religious landscape. By acting as a framework for the study of similar movements formed in recent decades, this book allows scholars of religion to explore how contemporary religion can simultaneously demonstrate both fluid and solid elements and holds relevance for the wider academic study of religions, asking and addressing questions surrounding how minority movements should be approached in future studies. UK October 2022 • US October 2022 • 200 pages • 10 bw illus PB 9781350232990 • £28.99 / $39.95 Previously published in HB 9781350182547 ePub 9781350182561 • £76.50 / $105.78 ePdf 9781350182554 • £76.50 / $105.78 Series: Bloomsbury Advances in Religious Studies • Bloomsbury Academic

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Bettina E. Schmidt, University of Wales Trinity Saint David, UK; Steven J. Sutcliff, University of Edinburgh, UK; Will Sweetman, University of Otago, New Zealand

Individualized Religion

Practitioners and their Communities Claire Wanless, The Open University, UK Explores and theorizes the increasingly socially significant phenomenon of individualized religion, through an extensive ethnography of Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire. Claire Wanless demonstrates that counter to the claims of secularization theorists, the combination of informal structures and practices can provide a viable basis for socially significant religious activity that can sustain itself. Providing a new theory of religious association, this book is a counterpoint to the secularization thesis in the UK and points the way to new research on individual religion. UK November 2022 • US November 2022 • 200 pages • 10 bw illus PB 9781350234123 • £28.99 / $39.95 Previously published in HB 9781350182509 ePub 9781350182523 • £76.50 / $105.78 ePdf 9781350182516 • £76.50 / $105.78 Series: Bloomsbury Advances in Religious Studies • Bloomsbury Academic

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Donald Wiebe, Trinity College, University of Toronto, Canada; Luther H. Martin, University of Vermont, USA; Radek Kundt, Masaryk University, Czech Republic; Dimitris Xygalatas, University of Connecticut, USA

Connecting the Isiac Cults

Formal Modeling in the Hellenistic Mediterranean Tomáš Glomb, Masaryk University, Czech Republic Why did Egyptian cults spread so successfully across the ancient Mediterranean after the death of Alexander the Great? Combining mathematical modeling and network analysis, this book reveals that, at least in the regions of the Hellenistic Aegean and western Asia Minor, the political channels created by the Ptolemaic dynasty were a dominant force in the local spread of the Isiac cults. An important contribution to the historiography of the ancient Mediterranean. UK December 2022 • US December 2022 • 208 pages • 10 bw illus HB 9781350210691 • £85.00 / $115.00 ePub 9781350210714 • £76.50 / $105.78 ePdf 9781350210707 • £76.50 / $105.78 Series: Scientific Studies of Religion: Inquiry and Explanation • Bloomsbury Academic

Understanding Religion Through Artificial Intelligence Bonding and Belief

Justin E. Lane, ALAN Analytics, Norway Presents a new way in which we can use artificial intelligence (AI) as a tool for studying social cohesion in religious groups, and what can be learned by creating AI systems that have the ability to simulate human learning and identification processes. The book’s main focus is on the question of how large religions maintain identities across vast distances as well as over multiple generations. UK December 2022 • US December 2022 • 256 pages • 10 bw illus PB 9781350241312 • £28.99 / $39.95 Previously published in HB 9781350103559 ePub 9781350103573 • £76.50 / $105.78 ePdf 9781350103566 • £76.50 / $105.78 Series: Scientific Studies of Religion: Inquiry and Explanation • Bloomsbury Academic

Rethinking Christian Martyrdom The Blood is the Seed?

Matthew Recla, Boise State University, USA Argues that we have been mistaken about the fundamental assumption that Christianity is the key to understanding the “Christian” martyr. Examining martyrdom in early Christian history, Matt Recla argues that the violent deaths of martyrs, real and imagined, were appropriated for Christian institutional life. In challenging long-held beliefs about the praiseworthiness of martyrdom, this book is of value to scholars of religion as well as those concerned about the relationship between religion and violence. UK October 2022 • US October 2022 • 240 pages PB 9781350184299 • £28.99 / $39.95 • HB 9781350184251 • £85.00 / $115.00 ePub 9781350184275 • £76.50 / $105.78 ePdf 9781350184268 • £76.50 / $105.78 Series: Critiquing Religion: Discourse, Culture, Power • Bloomsbury Academic

Bloomsbury Studies in Religion Space and Place Paul-Francois Tremlett, The Open University, UK; John Eade, University of Roehampton, UK; Katy Soar, University of Winchester, UK

Ideologies and Infrastructures of Religious Urbanization in Africa Remaking the City

Edited by David Garbin, University of Kent, UK, Simon Coleman, University of Toronto, Canada & Gareth Millington, University of York, UK Examines megacities including Lagos, Cairo, Dar es Salaam and Kinshasa, revealing how development and religious urbanization intersect in the shaping of contemporary African cityscapes. It uses case studies to advance discussions of the role of religion in development and documents the complex, multifaceted socio-cultural and political dynamics associated with religious urbanization in Africa. UK November 2022 • US November 2022 • 256 pages • 10 bw illus HB 9781350152120 • £85.00 / $115.00 ePub 9781350152601 • £76.50 / $105.78 ePdf 9781350152137 • £76.50 / $105.78 Series: Bloomsbury Studies in Religion, Space and Place • Bloomsbury Academic

Landscapes of Christianity

Urban Religious Events

Edited by James S. Bielo, Miami University, USA & Amos S. Ron, Ashkelon Academic College, Israel

Edited by Paul Bramadat, University of Victoria, Canada, Mar Griera, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain, Marian Burchardt, Leipzig University, Germany & Julia Martinez-Ariño, University of Groningen, the Netherlands

Destination, Temporality, Transformation

An examination of the entangled forms of agency between nature and culture as Christians produce, consume, experience, imagine, inhabit, manage, and struggle over formations of land. Case studies range from the Mormon Trail across the USA, to the Catholic devotional cult of and shrine to St. Padre Pio of Pietrelcina. Focusing on Christian engagements with land forms in the early 21st century, this book advances the spatial turn in the study of religion, contributing to the anthropology of religion and the study of global Christianities. UK October 2022 • US October 2022 • 288 pages • 35 bw illus HB 9781350062894 • £85.00 / $115.00 ePub 9781350062917 • £76.50 / $105.78 ePdf 9781350062900 • £76.50 / $105.78 Series: Bloomsbury Studies in Religion, Space and Place • Bloomsbury Academic

R E L I G I O U S S T U D I E S – Theory & Method / Anthropology of Religion

Scientific Studies of Religion: Inquiry and Explanation

Public Spirituality in Contested Spaces

Examining religious events and festivals in specific urban settings, this book sheds light on the history and the future of religion as both an analytical category and as a set of observable phenomena. Empirically grounded, it is written by scholars wellembedded in a diverse set of societies, providing rich ethnographic accounts in a variety of settings. This book is a significant contribution to understanding emerging patterns in contemporary religion and theories. UK November 2022 • US November 2022 • 272 pages • 10 bw illus PB 9781350238466 • £28.99 / $39.95 Previously published in HB 9781350175464 ePub 9781350175488 • £76.50 / $105.78 ePdf 9781350175495 • £76.50 / $105.78 Series: Bloomsbury Studies in Religion, Space and Place • Bloomsbury Academic

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R E L I G I O U S S T U D I E S – Anthropology of Religion / Ancient Religion / Hinduism / Islam

Refugees and Religion

Beyond Religion and the Secular

Edited by Birgit Meyer, University of Utrecht, the Netherlands & Peter van der Veer, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, Gottingen, Germany

Wayne Hudson, Charles Sturt University, Australia

Ethnographic Studies of Global Trajectories

This open access book places the concept of ‘refugees’ in a historical, transregional and comparative perspective. Through case studies from Europe, Asia and Africa, it demonstrates how religion matters in trajectories of people on the move and seeking refuge, and in spaces of their accommodation. The ebook editions of this book are available open access under a CC-BY-NC-ND 3.0 licence on www.bloomsburycollections.com. Open access was funded by Utrecht University and the Max Planck Society. UK October 2022 • US October 2022 • 352 pages • 25 bw illus PB 9781350232983 • £28.99 / $39.95 Previously published in HB 9781350167131 ePub 9781350167155 ePdf 9781350167148 Bloomsbury Academic

Textual Amulets from Antiquity to Early Modern Times The Shape of Words

Edited by Christoffer Theis, University of Heidelberg, Germany & Paolo Vitellozzi, University of Perugia, Italy A deep analysis of the textuality of amulets that provides comparative information on themes and structures of the religious traditions examined. A strong emphasis is placed on the material features of the amulets and their connections to their ritual purposes. The textual content, as well as other characteristics, is examined systematically, in order to establish patterns of influence and diffusion. The question of the production, which includes the relationship that linked professional magicians, artists and craftsmen to their clientele, is also discussed, as well as the sacred and cultural economies involved. UK November 2022 US November 2022 224 pages 50 bw illus HB 9781350254534 • £85.00 / $115.00 ePub 9781350254558 • £76.50 / $105.78 ePdf 9781350254541 • £76.50 / $105.78 Series: Bloomsbury Studies in Material Religion • Bloomsbury Academic •

Hinduism in Middle India

Narasimha, The Lord of the Middle Lavanya Vemsani, Shawnee State University, USA Narasimha is one of the least studied major deities of Hinduism. There are limited studies on the history, thought, and literature of middle India. Lavanya Vemsani redresses this by exploring a range of primary sources, classical Sanskrit texts (puranas and epics), and regional accounts (sthalapuranas), including texts, artistic compositions, and oral folk stories in the regional languages of Telugu, Oriya, and Kannada. Vemsani also examines the historical context as well as contemporary practice. This book offers a rich contribution to Hindu studies and Indian studies in general, and to Vaishnava Studies and regional Hinduism in particular. UK October 2022 • US October 2022 • 240 pages HB 9781350138513 • £85.00 / $115.00 ePub 9781350138537 • £76.50 / $105.78 ePdf 9781350138520 • £76.50 / $105.78 Bloomsbury Academic

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Creative Spiritual Movements and Their Relevance to Political, Social and Cultural Reform

Explores the creativity of six spiritual movements: the Bahá’ís, a Persian movement; Soka Gakkai, a Japanese movement; Ananda Marga and the Brahma Kumaris, two reformed Hindu movements; and The Church Universal and Triumphant and the Latter-Day Saints, two controversial American churches. Most of these six movements have counterintuitive features that would lead secular Western intellectuals, basing themselves on Enlightenment thinking, to dismiss them as irrelevant and inconsequential. However, this book reveals how these movements have responded to modernity in ways that are creative and practical, resulting in social, scientific, educational and cultural initiatives. UK December 2022 • US December 2022 • 208 pages HB 9781350331716 • £85.00 / $115.00 ePub 9781350331730 • £76.50 / $105.78 ePdf 9781350331723 • £76.50 / $105.78 Bloomsbury Academic

Goddesses in Myth and Cultural Memory Emilie Kutash, Salem State University and Endicott College, USA

How have the goddesses of ancient myth survived, prevalent even now as literary and cultural icons? How do allegory, symbolic interpretation and political context transform the goddess from her regional and individual identity into a goddess of philosophy and literature? Emilie Kutash explores these questions, beginning from the premise that cultural memory can last thousands of years. Chapters follow the goddesses from their ancient Near Eastern prototypes, to their place in the epic poetry, drama and hymns of classical Greece, to their appearance in Platonic and Neoplatonic philosophy, medieval allegory and their association with Christendom. UK December 2022 • US December 2022 • 256 pages PB 9780567697370 • £28.99 / $39.95 Previously published in HB 9780567697394 ePub 9780567697400 • £76.50 / $105.78 ePdf 9780567697417 • £76.50 / $105.78 Bloomsbury Academic

Anarchist, Artist, Sufi

The Politics, Painting, and Esotericism of Ivan Aguéli Edited by Mark Sedgwick, Aarhus University, Denmark Through the life of Ivan Aguéli, one of the earliest Western intellectuals to convert to Islam and to explore Sufism, this books takes us through some of the most important territory of the late 19th century. It shows that Islam occupied a more central place in modern European intellectual history than generally realized. The book includes translations of a selection of Aguéli’s most important writings, previously only available in French and Swedish. It is the first full-length study of Aguéli in English and shows how esotericism, art, and anarchism finally found their fulfillment in Sufi Islam. UK October 2022 • US October 2022 • 320 pages • 10 bw illus PB 9781350229563 • £28.99 / $39.95 Previously published in HB 9781350177895 ePub 9781350177918 • £76.50 / $105.78 ePdf 9781350177901 • £76.50 / $105.78 Series: Islam of the Global West • Bloomsbury Academic

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Biolust, Brain Death, and the Battle Over Organ Transplants

Edited by Richard K. Payne, Institute of Buddhist Studies at the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, USA & Fabio Rambelli, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA Edited by two leading scholars in Buddhist studies, this book examines how capitalism and neo-liberalism have shaped global perceptions of Buddhism, as well as specific local practices and attitudes. These innovative essays on the interfaces between Buddhism and capitalism will prompt readers to rethink the connection between Buddhism and secular society. Case studies include digital capitalism, tourism, and monasticism, and are drawn from the USA, Tibet, China, Japan, and Thailand. UK November 2022 • US November 2022 • 288 pages PB 9781350228337 • £21.99 / $29.95 • HB 9781350228320 • £65.00 / $90.00 ePub 9781350228344 • £19.79 / $27.47 ePdf 9781350228351 • £19.79 / $27.47 Bloomsbury Academic

America’s Biotech Juggernaut and its Japanese Critics William R. Lafleur, formerly University of Pennsylvania, USA Japan

Edited by Edward R. Drott, Sophia University,

This book challenges the North American medical and bioethical consensus that the transplantation of organs from brain-dead donors are an unalloyed good. It provides a deep investigation of debates in America and Japan, introducing numerous Japanese bioethicists whose work has never been treated in English. A work of intellectual and social history, it also directly engages with questions that have become all the more salient in recent years: should limits be placed on the technologies we develop to extend life? If so, where should lines be drawn? UK December 2022 • US December 2022 • 288 pages • 10 bw illus HB 9781350254992 • £85.00 / $115.00 ePub 9781350255012 • £76.50 / $105.78 ePdf 9781350255005 • £76.50 / $105.78 Bloomsbury Academic

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Japanese Religions

Edited by Erica Baffelli, The University of Manchester, UK, Andrea Castiglioni, Nagoya City University, Japan & Fabio Rambelli, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA An innovative and up-to-date handbook that provides insights into current and future research in religion and society in pre-modern and modern Japan. The book includes essays by international scholars from the USA, Europe, Japan and New Zealand, covering themes such as gender, politics, the arts, economy, media, globalization and colonialism. This is an essential reference point for upper-level students and scholars in Japanese religions as well as Japanese studies more broadly. UK November 2022 • US November 2022 • 344 pages PB 9781350227477 • £28.99 / $39.95 Previously published in HB 9781350043732 ePub 9781350043749 • £117.00 / $162.12 ePdf 9781350043756 • £117.00 / $162.12 Series: Bloomsbury Handbooks • Bloomsbury Academic

Overseas Shinto Shrines

Religion, Secularity and the Japanese Empire Karli Shimizu, Hokkaido University, Japan This is the first book to comprehensively examine overseas Shinto shrines and their complex role in the colonization and modernization of newly Japanese lands and subjects. Through extensive use of primary resources and fieldwork, this detailed study of overseas shrines reveals the complex historical background of Japan's modernization and colonialism. It provides an example of the construction of a non-Western secularity, and enhances our understanding of the relationship between religion, secularism, and the construction of the modern state. UK October 2022 • US October 2022 • 296 pages • 10 bw illus HB 9781350234987 • £85.00 / $115.00 ePub 9781350235014 • £76.50 / $105.78 ePdf 9781350235007 • £76.50 / $105.78 Series: Bloomsbury Shinto Studies • Bloomsbury Academic

Bloomsbury Shinto Studies Fabio Rambelli, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA

Kyoto's Gion Festival A Social History

Mark Teeuwen, Oslo University, Norway Exploring the long history of what is arguably the most prestigious, influential, and best documented festival in Japan, this book draws on Japanese historical studies and archival materials as well as the author's participant observation fieldwork. It includes discussion of the festival's status as a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage, the interplay of religion and tourism, as well as its symbol of national unity, covering both historical and contemporary perspectives.

R E L I G I O U S S T U D I E S – Buddhism / Japanese Religion

Buddhism under Capitalism

UK January 2023 • US January 2023 • 256 pages • 15 bw illus HB 9781350229921 • £85.00 / $115.00 ePub 9781350229938 • £76.50 / $105.78 ePdf 9781350229945 • £76.50 / $105.78 Series: Bloomsbury Shinto Studies • Bloomsbury Academic

Religion, Power, and the Rise of Shinto in Early Modern Japan

Edited by Stefan Köck, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Austria, Brigitte Pickl-Kolaczia, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Austria & Bernhard Scheid, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Austria Shedding new light on the relationship between religion and state in early modern Japan, this book demonstrates the growing awareness of Shinto in both the political and the intellectual elite of Tokugawa Japan. With contributors from Japan, USA and Europe, it is a major contribution to our understanding of Shintoism in early Tokugawa Japan, valuable to those studying Japanese history or religion. UK November 2022 • US November 2022 • 304 pages • 10 bw illus PB 9781350231863 • £28.99 / $39.95 Previously published in HB 9781350181069 ePub 9781350181083 • £81.00 / $112.65 ePdf 9781350181076 • £81.00 / $112.65 Series: Bloomsbury Shinto Studies • Bloomsbury Academic

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