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Shinto in History : Ways of the Kami - John Breen

Shinto in History

Ways of the Kami

Paperback Published: 3rd July 2000
ISBN: 9780700711727
Number Of Pages: 368

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This is the only book to date offering a critical overview of Shinto from early times to the modern era, and evaluating Shinto's place in Japanese religious culture. In recent years, a few books on medieval Shinto have appeared, but none has attempted to depict the broader picture, to examine critically Shinto's origins and its subsequent development through the medieval, pre-modern and modern periods. The essays in this book address such key topics as Shinto and Daoism in early Japan, Shinto and the natural environment, Shinto and state ritual in early Japan, Shinto and Buddhism in medieval Japan, and Shinto and the state in the modern period. All of the essays highlight the dynamic nature of Shinto and shrine history by focusing on the three-way relationship, often fraught, between local shrine cults, Shinto agendas and Buddhism.

Introduction: Shinto Past and Present
Shinto and Taoism in Early Japan
Shinto and the Natural Environment
The State Cult of the Nara and Early Heian Periods
the Economics of Ritual Power
The Kami in Esoteric Buddhist Thought and Practice
Reading the Yuiitsu Shinto myobo yoshu: A Modern Exegesis of an Esoteric Shinto Text
The Death of a Shogun: Deification in Early Modern Japan
Changing Images of Shinto: Sanja takusen or The Three Oracles
Mapping the Sacred Body: Shinto Versus Popular Beliefs at Mt Iwaki in Tsugaru
Nativism as a Social Movement: Katagiri Harukazu and the Hongaku reisha
Ideologues, Bureaucrats and Priests: On 'Shinto' and 'Buddhism' in Early Japan
Shinto as a 'Non-religion': The Origins and Development of an Idea
The Structure of State Shinto: Its Creation and Development
The Disfiguring of Nativism: Hirata Atsutane and Orikuchi Shinobu
Tanaka Yoshito and the Beginnings of Shintogaku
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ISBN: 9780700711727
ISBN-10: 0700711724
Series: Routledge Studies in Asian Religion
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 3rd July 2000
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 2.01
Weight (kg): 0.54
Edition Number: 1