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Weaving and Binding: Immigrant Gods and Female Immortals in Ancient Japan

Michael Como

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824829575
eISBN:
9780824870560
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824829575.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Among the most exciting developments in the study of Japanese religion over the past two decades has been the discovery of tens of thousands of ritual vessels, implements, and scapegoat dolls ... More


Blessing the Animals

Patricia Appelbaum

in St. Francis of America: How a Thirteenth-Century Friar Became America's Most Popular Saint

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469623740
eISBN:
9781469624990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469623740.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Chapter 7 begins by laying out a number of cultural phenomena of the late twentieth century. This first part of the chapter describes varied and multivalent constructions of Francis in evangelical ... More


Masking Commodification and Sacralizing Consumption: The Emergence of Animal Memorial Rites

Barbara R. Ambros

in Bones of Contention: Animals and Religion in Contemporary Japan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836269
eISBN:
9780824871512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836269.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter discusses the modern history of animal mortuary and propitiatory rites in Japan. Modern animal memorial rituals have been nostalgically constructed as continual embodiments of Japanese ... More


Order, Karma, and Kinship: Animals in Japanese History and Culture

Barbara R. Ambros

in Bones of Contention: Animals and Religion in Contemporary Japan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836269
eISBN:
9780824871512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836269.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter provides a historical overview and discourse analysis of animals in premodern Japanese myth, folklore, and religion. It first considers the conflicting views on human–animal ... More


Vengeful Spirits or Loving Spiritual Companions?: Changing Views of Pet Spirits

Barbara R. Ambros

in Bones of Contention: Animals and Religion in Contemporary Japan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836269
eISBN:
9780824871512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836269.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter considers the ongoing debate about the posthumous fate of animal spirits, which has been influenced by animistic, Buddhist, Christian, and spiritualist notions of the next life. It ... More


Introduction

Barbara R. Ambros

in Bones of Contention: Animals and Religion in Contemporary Japan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836269
eISBN:
9780824871512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836269.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This book examines the culture industry of pet mortuary rites in contemporary Japan. It considers the necrogeography of the physical and mental landscapes that have produced the current ... More


Blood Sacrifice as a Symbol of the Paradigmatic Other: The Debate about Ebó-Rituals in the Americas

Bettina E. Schmidt

in Sacrifice and Modern Thought

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199659289
eISBN:
9780191764752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659289.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Philosophy of Religion

The chapter discusses how the Christian perception of sacrifice has affected Afro-American religions, in particular the Cuban Orisha religion in the USA (formerly called Santerìa) and Candomblé in ... More


Pets, Death, and Taxes: The Legal Boundaries of Religion

Barbara R. Ambros

in Bones of Contention: Animals and Religion in Contemporary Japan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836269
eISBN:
9780824871512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836269.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter examines legal controversies surrounding the taxation of pet memorial rites in Japan. Between 2005 and 2008, two different regional courts in Nagoya and Tokyo grappled with the issue of ... More


From Dragon to Snake: Uga Benzaiten

Bernard Faure

in Protectors and Predators: Gods of Medieval Japan, Volume 2

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839314
eISBN:
9780824870508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839314.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

The goddess of sound and music Benzaiten came to form a symbiotic relationship with Ugajin, a hybrid god represented with the body of a snake and the head of an old man. The composite deity they ... More


Coda

Bernard Faure

in Protectors and Predators: Gods of Medieval Japan, Volume 2

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839314
eISBN:
9780824870508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839314.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This examination of the medieval Japanese pantheon leads to questioning one of its traditional organizing principles, namely, the two-tiered structure of the honji suijaku (essence-traces) theory. ... More


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