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Religion in the Japanese experience : sources and interpretations /
[edited by] H. Byron Earhart.
edition
2nd ed.
imprint
Belmont, CA : Wadsworth Pub. Co., c1997.
description
xviii, 312 p. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0534524613 (pbk.)
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added author
imprint
Belmont, CA : Wadsworth Pub. Co., c1997.
isbn
0534524613 (pbk.)
catalogue key
2957414
 
Includes bibliographical references.
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Summaries
Main Description
1. Introduction: The Nature of Japanese Religion. PART ONE: RELIGIOUS TRADITIONS. 2. Shinto. 3. Buddhism. 4. Buddhist Founders. 5. Confuciansim. 6. Religious Taoism. 8. Christianity. 9. Syncretism in Japanese Religious Life. PART II. THEMES IN JAPANESE RELIGION. 10. Closeness of Humans, Gods, and Nature. 11. Religious Significance of the Family, Living and Dead. 12. Importance of Purification, Rituals, and Charms. 13. Prominence of Local Festivals and Individual Cults. 14. Penetration of Religion into Everyday Life. 15. Natural Bond Between Religion and State. PART III. RELIGION IN RECENT AND MODERN JAPAN. 16. The Dilemma of Organized Religion in Modern Japan.17. The New Religions. 18. The History and Future of Japanese Religion.
Long Description
The authors intention in compiling this anthology is to help the reader see Japanese religion more concretely, as it is found within the history of the tradition and experience of the people. The overall purpose of the selections, which represent various historical periods and schools of thought, is to show what religion means in the Japanese experience.
Table of Contents
Introduction: The Nature of Japanese Religion
Religious Traditions
Shinto
Buddhism
Buddhist Founders
Confuciansim
Religious Taoism
Christianity
Syncretism in Japanese Religious Life
Themes in Japanese Religion
Closeness of Humans, Gods, and Nature
Religious Significance of the Family, Living and Dead
Importance of Purification, Rituals, and Charms
Prominence of Local Festivals and Individual Cults
Penetration of Religion into Everyday Life
Natural Bond Between Religion and State
Religion in Recent and Modern Japan
The Dilemma of Organized Religion in Modern Japan
The New Religions
The History and Future of Japanese Religion.
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