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representations. I will therefore try to situate Bremond’s turn to the mystical in a slightly different context, namely that of the emergence of psychological perspectives on religious life. 1 The Emergence of the Psychology of Religion When Patrick Vandermeersch and I wrote a monograph on the psychology of

In: Interdisciplinary Journal for Religion and Transformation in Contemporary Society

considerations motivated the proposal of the Chaozhou Hungry Ghosts Festival as an intangible cultural heritage. The Hungry Ghosts Festival is a Buddhist celebration that originated in India and is known in China as Yulanpen 盂蘭盆 or the Yulan Festival. The story of Mulian, who rescued his mother from suffering in

In: Review of Religion and Chinese Society
Author: Koh Kawata

, bringing him back to life. Ushiwaka, vowing that they will be united again, continued on his journey to Ōshu. Later, commanding a huge army on the way to Kyoto to overthrow the Heike, Ushiwaka, now Yoshitsune 義経 (Ushiwaka was his childhood name), visits Jōrurihime’s home, only to find that she had been

In: Journal of Religion in Japan

in the latter part of the nineteenth century. The second section will deal with the life and work of the originator. The third section is devoted to taking a closer look at Solov’ëv’s insights in the fields of social and political philosophy, while the fourth and final section analyses the

In: Interdisciplinary Journal for Religion and Transformation in Contemporary Society
Author: Paola Cavaliere

volunteer behaviour because of the collective aspect of religiosity, the structural side of religious life, the ethical drive, and its distinct effect on social capital accumulation. The extent to which religious involvement influences volunteer behaviour has been investigated to a limited extent in Japan

In: Journal of Religion in Japan
Author: Jane Caple

monastic life, but recent work has pointed to a more complex mixture of factors, including issues specific to the female condition in Tibetan lay society and the alternative life that communities like Yachen offer. 8 Nuns maintain a low position within the Tibetan Buddhist hierarchy, but Yasmin Cho

In: Review of Religion and Chinese Society
Author: Gareth Fisher

, many ex-participants of the Bailin Chan Monastery’s summer camp living in Beijing rented apartment space to organize meditation sessions, sometimes inviting a local monastic to help. Some popular lay Buddhist activities are too large in scale for temple spaces. These include “life rescue” ( fangsheng

In: Review of Religion and Chinese Society

construction, of which Buddhism, or the Buddhist spirit ( bukkyō seishin 仏教精神), would continue to play a significant, even foundational role. 2 Tsuji Zennosuke: Life and Work Tsuji Zennosuke (1877–1955) was born in Hyōgo prefecture in 1877, just nine years after the Meiji Restoration, only a few years after

In: Journal of Religion in Japan
Authors: Martin Lang and Radek Kundt

God module” in the brain (Albright 2000), the sciences brought a competing framework that was radically incompatible with the interpretative framework in the humanities, thus echoing the old Methodenstreit (Wiebe 2019: 130-138). While the simplistic approaches in the life sciences were subsequently

In: Method & Theory in the Study of Religion
Author: Karina Felitti

spaces is the existence of menstrual synchronicity (or the [Martha] “McClintock effect”) among women living together, dismissed by science but claimed by the women themselves. As Fahs (2016) argues, it allows women to feel that they have a unique, special and sacred relationship with Nature, with the

In: Religion and Gender