Shinto in History : Ways of the Kami, Paperback Book

Shinto in History : Ways of the Kami Paperback

Part of the Routledge Studies in Asian Religion series

Description

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.

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Interfaith relations
  • ISBN: 9780700711727

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