Shinto: At the Fountainhead of Japan

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Routledge, Oct 18, 2010 - Reference - 610 pages
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Shinto, the national indigenous religion of Japan has supplied Japan with the basic structure of its mentality and behaviour. Although its classical texts have been translated into English this volume was the first major study of this important religion. The book is a complete picture of Shinto, its history and internal organization, its gods and mythology, its temples and priests, its moral and worship. The volume also describes the metaphysics, mystic and spiritual disciplines and overall is one of the most authentic and authoritative surveys of Shinto of the twentieth century.

 

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Contents

PREFACE 9
GENERALITIES 21
HISTORY AND MAIN SUBDIVISIONS OF SHINTÔ42 Before Buddhism
METAPHYSICS ETHICS SPIRITUAL EXERCISES
TEMPLES 92

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