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The Measure of Heaven: The Life of Izo Iburi, the Honseki

The Measure of Heaven: The Life of Izo Iburi, the Honseki

The Measure of Heaven presents an English translation of Ten no jogi: Honseki Iburi Izo no shogai, which was published in 1997 by Tenrikyo Doyusha Publishing Company. This English version was published in 2012.
Chapter titles:
1. An Abridged Biography
2. From Embracing the Faith to Becoming the Honseki
3. Izo as the Honseki
4. The Honseki’s Church Visits
5. Various [...]

Oyasama’s Model Path for One and All

Oyasama’s Model Path for One and All

Entitled Oyasama’s Model Path for One and All—Excerpts from the Third Shinbashira’s Talks, this book presents an English translation of Shinbashira okotoba bannin no hinagata, which was compiled by Tenrikyo Doyusha Publishing Company from Shinbashira kunwa-shu [Collection of the Shinbashira’s Talks] and published in Japanese in 1997. The English edition runs to 187 pages including [...]

A Glossary of Tenrikyo Terms

A Glossary of Tenrikyo Terms

A Glossary of Tenrikyo Terms presents English translations of some 330 articles selected from Kaitei Tenrikyo jiten (Revised Dictionary of Tenrikyo), a Japanese reference work compiled by Tenri University’s Oyasato Institute for the Study of Religion and published in 1997.
The Glossary includes entries ranging from “joyous acceptance” and “path of natural spontaneity” to “sincerity” and [...]

Words of the Path: A Guide to Tenrikyo Terms and Expressions

Words of the Path: A Guide to Tenrikyo Terms and Expressions

The book is a translation of Omichi no kotoba, which was published in Japanese in 1977 by Doyusha Publishing Company to give the reader simple explanations of Tenrikyo terminology. The author, Rev. Yoshikazu Fukaya, was the president of Doyusha as well as the head minister of Kawaramachi Grand Church at the time.
Rev. Hidenobu Yamazawa—commenting on [...]

Reading the Kakisage

Reading the Kakisage

This book presents a commentary on the Kakisage by Yoshikazu Nakayama, author of My Oyasama, as well as a dialogue in which he discusses the Kakisage with Tahichi Shiba, former head minister of Harunohi Branch Church.
The Kakisage is a transcript of God’s words that is given to new Yoboku on the day they receive the [...]

An Anthology of Osashizu Translations

An Anthology of Osashizu Translations

This book seeks to present in a single volume the body of work that has accumulated over the years on the translation of the Osashizu, The Divine Directions. The book is designed to make it easy to see which parts of this Scripture are available in English translation. Its dual-language, parallel-text format allows for easy [...]