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Many of the new religions incorporate elements of the two main religions and are interlarded with such practices as Confucianism, folk religion, shamanism, ancestor-worship, animism, and curiously Shinkyo (Protestantism) and Katorikku (Catholicism).
I found this essay hard to follow, as it mingles the theme of combating the dominant worldview in the academy with that of honoring the spirits of our ancestors; I wasn't sure whether James strengthened or weakened her case with the claim that ancestor-worship, despite official disdain, was well entrenched in the universities.