Details zu 10.14361/9783839445822-004

Monika Schrimpf
Medical Discourses and Practices in Contemporary Japanese Religions
DOI: 10.14361/9783839445822-004
In this paper, Monika Schrimpf raises the question how in contemporary Japan religious actors offering therapeutic practices can legitimize their actions and position themselves in Japanese society. By choosing the example of a Nichiren-Buddhist priest and a new religion called Perfect Liberty Kyodan, two strategies of legitimizing and positioning therapeutic practices in the religious field are described: the scientification of religious practice, and code-switching between the semantic fields of medicine and religion.