Practically Religious: Worldly Benefits and the Common Religion of Japan
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320pp. November 1998
Practically Religious: Worldly Benefits and the Common Religion of Japan
Author: Reader, Ian; Tanabe Jr., George J.;
Praying for practical benefits (genze riyaku) is a common religious activity in Japan. Despite its widespread nature and the vast numbers of people who pray and purchase amulets and talismans for everything from traffic safety and education success
"A wonderful text which will be of great use in classes on Japanese religions and should be included in every college library" --Religious Studies Review, July 2003

"An important book that forces readers to re-map their understanding of Japanese

Author: Reader, Ian; Tanabe Jr., George J.;
Ian Reader teaches in the Department of Religious Studies at Lancaster University, and was also a senior research fellow at the Nordic Institute of Asian Studies, Copenhagen. George J. Tanabe, Jr., is professor and chair in the Department of
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