Cultural and Theological Reflections on the Japanese Quest for Divinity

Cultural and Theological Reflections on the Japanese Quest for Divinity

by John J. Keane (Editor)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789004321229
Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 11/17/2016
Series: Theology and Mission in World Christianity , #4
Pages: 189
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

John J. Keane, M.A. (1974) University of Ottawa, is a Franciscan Friar of the Atonement, Garrison, NY. He has written several theological articles and a monograph, The Kami Concept: A Basis For Understanding and Dialogue (Tokyo, Oriens Institute for Religious Research, 1980).

Table of Contents

Contents

Introduction

Part 1 - The Japanese Quest for Divinity

Chapter 1. Kami (神): The Japanese Word for Divinity
Chapter 2. Early History of Japanese Divinity
Chapter 3. Later Development of the Word Kami
Chapter 4. Twentieth Century Developments

Part 2 - Cultural and Theological Reflections

Chapter 5. The Emperors of Japan
Chapter 6. Japanese Tea Ceremony
Chapter 7. Kami: A Key to Japanese Thought
Chapter 8. Implications for Interreligious Dialogue
Chapter 9. The Need for Dialogue
Chapter 10. Final Words?

Appendix
Bibliography
Index

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