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In the Absence of Religious Freedom

Jolyon Baraka Thomas

in Faking Liberties: Religious Freedom in American-Occupied Japan

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226618791
eISBN:
9780226618968
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226618968.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

While postwar scholars have described the 1939 Religious Organizations Law as the death knell for religious freedom in Japan, contemporaneous accounts by both Japanese and non-Japanese parties ... More


Useful Buddhism, 1868–1945

Christopher Ives

in Imperial-Way Zen: Ichikawa Hakugen's Critique and Lingering Questions for Buddhist Ethics

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833312
eISBN:
9780824870126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833312.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter provides an overview of the actions and ideology that characterized Imperial-Way Buddhism from the Meiji Restoration up to 1945. During these years, Japanese religious history is divided ... More


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