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Japanese Millennial Movements  

Helen Hardacre

Published in print:
Oct 2011
Published Online:
Jan 2012
This article introduces the Japanese millennial movements, which came into contact with its western counterparts in the nineteenth century. While periodization has been intrinsic to ... More

Starvation and Self-Mutilation in Religious Traditions  

Liz Wilson

Published in print:
Jan 2013
Published Online:
Mar 2013
This chapter investigates the place of destructive acts against oneself—such as starvation and self-mutilation—in the spectrum of violent actions performed in the name of religion. ... More

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