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The Theological Perspectives of Tenrikyo (1986)

Contents

■Part 1: General Perspectives

・The theory of Doctrine and the Practice of Faith (Shozen Nakayama)
・Following the Path of the Divine Model (Zenye Nakayama)

■Part 2: Tenrikyo and Its Doctrine

Chapter 1 God the Parent

One Truth (Tadamasa Fukaya)
Some Problems on the Idea of God the Parent (Hideo Nakajima)
The Providence of God the Parent (Yoshitsugu Sawai)

Chapter 2 Oyasama and the Divine Model

On the Essential Significance of Oyasama (Shigeru Matsumoto)
World-wide Joyous Life (Tomoji Takano)
On Hinagata, the Divine Model of Oyasama (Katsuyuki Sasada)

Chapter 3 Salvation and the Service

Salvation through Tenrikyo's Service (Koji Sato)
Idea of Evolution in the Creation Story (Teruaki Iida)
The Kagura Service (Taketo Hashimoto)


■Part 3: Tenrikyo and Its Practice

Chapter 4 Tenrikyo View of Mission

Missions as seen in the Ofudesaki (Shigeru Serizawa)
Tenrikyo's Future Missionary Work (Satoshi Shionoya)
Chapter 5 The Activities of Tenrikyo Practice

Social Welfare and Practicality of Hinokishin (Akinori Okubo)
The Methods and Task of Sermon (Yuichi Sawai)
The Grant of Safe Childbirth, Obiyayurushi (Taketeru Matsuda)

Chapter 6 The Background of Tenrikyo

Religious Circumstances in the Late Tokugawa and the Early Meiji Periods (Hitoo Marukawa)
The Legal Environment Surrounding the Foundress of Tenrikyo (Kenji Niida)

Chapter 7 The History of Tenrikyo Church

Issues Surrounding the Official Recognition of the Religious Organizations of Tenrikyo (Masaaki Hayasaka)
The Development of Early Tenrikyo Churches - the Koto District of Shiga Prefecture - (Keisuke Kaneko)


Appendices: Westerner's View of Tenrikyo

Man World God (Pino Marras)
Models, Metaphors, and Religious Movements (Robert S. Ellwood)
Concepts and Roles of God in Tenrikyo (Carl B. Becker)
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