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Earhart continues research with two new publications

Jan. 12, 2004

KALAMAZOO--Dr. H. Byron Earhart, a professor emeritus of comparative religion at Western Michigan University, has two new publications to his credit.

The fourth edition of "Japanese Religion: Unity and Diversity," which was first published in 1969, has been released by Wadsworth Publishing Co. The new edition has expanded coverage of the relationship between religion and nationalism and militarism in modern times.

Earhart, who lives in San Diego, also is the editor of a new volume of essays by Hitoshi Miyake, a scholar who is an expert on an ancient Japanese religion called Shugendo. "Shugendo: Essays on the Structure of Japanese Folk Religion has been published by the University of Michigan Press.

Earhart joined the WMU faculty in 1966 and retired in 2000. He received his bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees from the University of Chicago.

Media contact: Mark Schwerin, 269 387-8400, mark.schwerin@wmich.edu

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