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Seventeen distinguished experts on Japanese religion provide a fascinating overview of its history and development. Beginning with the origins of religion in primitive Japanese society, they chart the growth of each of Japan's major religious organizations and doctrinal systems. They follow Buddhism, Shintoism, Christianity, and popular religious belief through major periods of change to show how history and religion affected each-and discuss the interactions between the different religious traditions.

Synopsis:

Seventeen distinguished experts on Japanese religion provide a fascinating overview of its history and development. Beginning with the origins of religion in primitive Japanese society, they chart the growth of each of Japan's major religious organizations and doctrinal systems. They follow Buddhism, Shintoism, Christianity, and popular religious belief through major periods of change to show how history and religion affected each-and discuss the interactions between the different religious traditions.

Synopsis:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 599-613) and index.

About the Author

andlt;bandgt;Kazuo Kasahara,andlt;bandgt; the editor and one of the authors of this comprehensive volume, is a former professor at the University of Tokyo and a specialist in the history of Japanese Buddhism. The remaining authors are all experts in their particular areas of Japanese reiligious studies from Taisho University, Meiji University, University of Tokyo, Kokugakuin University, Kanagawa University, Seijo University, Chuo Academic Research Institute, Hokkai Gakuen University Women's Junior College, Tsukuba University, Japanese Culture Institute, Institute for Japanese Culture and Classics, and Rissho University.

Table of Contents

Religion in primitive Japanese society — Buddhism and the Nara Schools — Heian-Period religion: institutional Buddhism — Heian-Period religion: popular religion — The birth of Kamakura Buddhism — The Jåodo Sect — The Jåodo Shin Sect — The Ji Sect — The Zen Sects — The Nichiren Sect — Women and Buddhism — Shintåo and Shugendåo — The Tokugawa Shogunate and religion — Established religion under the Shogunate: the Jåodo, Ji, and Zen Sects — Underground Buddhist movements in the Edo Period — Christianity in the Edo Period — Folk religion and Shugen — Sectarian Shintåo: Tenrikyåo and Konkåokyåo — Christianity after the Edo Period — State Shintåo --Buddhism and modern society --The growth of new religious movements — The established religions today.

Product Details

ISBN:
9784333019175
Author:
Kasahara, Kazuo
Publisher:
Kosei Publishing Co
Location:
Tokyo
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
Asia - Japan
Subject:
Japan
Subject:
Eastern - General
Subject:
General Religion
Subject:
Religion-Eastern - General
Subject:
Non-Classifiable
Subject:
Japan; Japanese Religion; Japanese religious history; Japanese Buddhism; Japanese Shintoism; Japanese Christianity
Edition Number:
1st English ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
No Series
Series Volume:
vol. 28
Publication Date:
20020815
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
22 bandamp;w maps
Pages:
648
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 41 oz

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Asia » Japan » General
History and Social Science » World History » Japan
Religion » Christianity » General
Religion » Comparative Religion » General
Religion » Eastern Religions » Buddhism » Zen Buddhism
Religion » Eastern Religions » General
Religion » Eastern Religions » Japanese Philosophy

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"Synopsis" by , Seventeen distinguished experts on Japanese religion provide a fascinating overview of its history and development. Beginning with the origins of religion in primitive Japanese society, they chart the growth of each of Japan's major religious organizations and doctrinal systems. They follow Buddhism, Shintoism, Christianity, and popular religious belief through major periods of change to show how history and religion affected each-and discuss the interactions between the different religious traditions.
"Synopsis" by , Includes bibliographical references (p. 599-613) and index.
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