Journals Higher Education



Published: 02 December 2011

252 Pages

6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 9780823240500

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Beyond the Mushroom Cloud

Commemoration, Religion, and Responsibility after Hiroshima

Yuki Miyamoto

A Fordham University Press Publication

Bordering Religions

  • A fascinating case study in comparative religion, showing how the True Pure Land Buddhists of Hiroshima, the Roman Catholics of Nagasaki, and the city of Hiroshima (influenced by Japan's state Shinto) worked to create a bearable memory of the horrors of the atom bombing, one directed toward a positive goal.
  • Important for interdisciplinary memory studies as well as comparative religion.

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