A Japanese New Religion: Risshō Kōsei-kai in a Mountain Hamlet
Center for Japanese Studies, The University of Michigan, 1988 - Social Science - 245 pages
A Japanese New Religion describes the lives of members ora major contemporary Japanese Buddhist movement in the context of its mountain farming hamlet, providing an impressive account of the variety of religious experiences and beliefs that have affected the villagers.
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