Containing some 1500 entries, this new bibliography will be widely welcomed for its comprehensive brief, and for the sub-section profiling principal NRMs convering history, beliefs and practices, main publications, braches worldwide and membership.
'Clarke's introduction consists of a survey of Japanese new religious movements abroad and a very useful discussion of the terminology. Clarke's brief history of Aum Shinrikyo is one of the best written analyses of this controversial sect. Clarke's "Bibliography of Japanese New Religious Movements" should be purchased by every library with a serious Japan studies collection. It will serve as a useful guide to scholars in the field as well as students seeking an overview of Japan's new religious movements.' - Daniel A. Metraux, Japanese Journal of Religious Studies