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Shintō and the state, 1868-1988
Helen Hardacre, a leading scholar of religious life in modern Japan, examines the Japanese state's involvement in and manipulation of shinto from the Meiji Restoration to the present. Nowhere else inExpand
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Response of Buddhism and Shinto to the issue of brain death and organ transplant.
  • H. Hardacre
  • Medicine
  • Cambridge quarterly of healthcare ethics : CQ…
  • 1 September 1994
Japan has no law recognizing the condition of brain death as the standard for determining that an individual has died. Instead, it is customary medical practice to declare a person dead when threeExpand
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Aum Shinrikyô and the Japanese Media: The Pied Piper Meets the Lamb of God
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Religion in contemporary culture
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Lay Buddhism in Contemporary Japan: Reiyukai Kyodan
*FrontMatter, pg. i*Contents, pg. v*List of Illustrations, pg. vii*List of Figures, pg. ix*List of Tables, pg. xi*Note on Romanization, pg. xiii*Preface, pg. xv*Introduction, pg. 1*Chapter One. TheExpand
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Religion and Society in Nineteenth-Century Japan: A Study of the Southern Kanto Region, Using Late EDO and Early Meiji Gazeteers
Using local geographies of the Kanto region as a basis for her study, Helen Hardacre presents a statistical portrait of the religious institutions existing in Koza County of Sagami Province and theExpand
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The Shintō World of the 1880s: Sano Tsunehiko's "A Journey to the East"
Among founders of new religions in Japan, there are those who scarcely travel at all and instead conduct proselytization from their homes, and, on the other hand, there are those who mainly conductExpand
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The Transformation of Healing in the Japanese New Religions
L'historien des religions a tendance a considerer la guerison comme un aspect negatif des nouvelles religions japonaises| la guerison et la nouvelle religion repondraient a un sentiment de criseExpand
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The cave and the womb world
This paper attempts to delineate the different significance of a contemporary Japanese rite for women and men. It tries to show how women and men experience the rite uniquely because the symbolism ofExpand
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Marketing the Menacing Fetus in Japan
Helen Hardacre provides new insights into the spiritual and cultural dimensions of abortion debates around the world in this careful examination of mizuko kuyo--a Japanese religious ritual forExpand
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