Peter Ackermann,Dolores Martinez,Maria Rodriguez del Alisal's Pilgrimages and Spiritual Quests in Japan (Japan PDF

By Peter Ackermann,Dolores Martinez,Maria Rodriguez del Alisal

This fascinating new e-book is a close exam of pilgrimages in Japan, together with the meanings of commute, transformation, and the invention of identification via encounters with the sacred, in quite a few fascinating dimensions in either ancient and modern jap tradition, associated through the unifying topic of a religious quest.


Several attention-grabbing new methods to conventional types of pilgrimage are recommend via a variety of experts in anthropology, faith and cultural reviews, who set eastern pilgrimage in a much broader comparative standpoint. They observe versions of pilgrimage to quests for vocational fulfilment, interpreting situations as assorted because the civil carrier, portray and poetry, and current ethnographies of latest reconstructions of outdated religious quests, as conflicting (and occasionally worldwide) calls for impinge at the time and area of would-be pilgrims.

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