Religion in the Japanese Experience: Sources and Interpretations / Edition 2

Religion in the Japanese Experience: Sources and Interpretations / Edition 2

by H. Byron Earhart
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0534524613

ISBN-13: 9780534524616

Pub. Date: 10/07/1996

Publisher: Cengage Learning

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.

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780534524616
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
10/07/1996
Series:
A volume in the Wadsworth Religious Life in History Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.35(w) x 9.29(h) x 0.56(d)

Table of Contents

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.

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