Ascetic Practices in Japanese Religion
|Series title:||Japan Anthropology Workshop Ser.|
|Publication Date:||Aug 2013|
| Book Format:||Hardback|
|List Price:||USD $145.00|
| Book Description: |
Ascetic practices are a common feature of religion in Japan, practiced by different religious traditions. This book looks at these ascetic practices in an inter-sectarian and inter-doctrinal fashion, in order to highlight the underlying themes common to all forms of asceticism. It does so by employing a multidisciplinary methodology, which integrates participant fieldwork - the author himself engaged extensively in ascetic practices - with a hermeneutical interpretation of the body...