Practically Religious: Worldly Benefits and the Common Religion of Japan

@inproceedings{Reader1998PracticallyRW,
  title={Practically Religious: Worldly Benefits and the Common Religion of Japan},
  author={I. Reader and G. Tanabe},
  year={1998}
}
Praying for practical benefits is a common religious activity in Japan. Basing their work on a fusion of textual, ethnographic, historical and contemporary studies, the authors of this volume demonstrate that far from being marginal, the concepts and practices surrounding "genze riyaku" lie at the very heart of the Japanese religious world. The authors discuss the economic and commercial aspects of how and why institutions promote practical benefits, drawing attention to the dynamism and… Expand