Meiji prison religion benevolent punishments and the national creed

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This article examines the origins of prison proselytization in Japan in the 1870s and 1880s by exploring the relationship between the Great Promulgation Campaign (daikyō senpu undō) and the development of a modern carceral system. It argues that prison chaplaincy (kyōkai) developed as the “spiritual successor” to the Great Promulgation Campaign's national instructor (kyōdōshoku) system. The article concludes that local activism on the part of Buddhists was the driving force behind the introduction of Buddhist teachings to prisons and that Buddhists mobilized in this way because they found it politically advantageous to position themselves as guardians of the public good.

本文言語English
ページ(範囲)219-249
ページ数31
ジャーナルJournal of Religion in Japan
7
3
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2019
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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 宗教学

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