Synopses & Reviews
A survey of Japanese religion which emphasizes its interaction with the culture of Japan. The book provides an overview of religion in Japan, from ancient times to the present. It also emphasizes the attitudinal manifestations of religion in Japan, without neglecting dates and places.
Table of Contents
I. A PANORAMA OF JAPANESE RELIGION. Introduction.
Moments and Memories: An Imaginary Tour.
Japanese Religion in Historical Perspective.
II. SPECIFIC PATTERNS IN THE RELIGION OF JAPAN. Religion and the Arts.
Ritual and the Practice of Religion.
Religion and Society.
Japan in Change and Continuity.
Appendix: Brief Summaries of Major Japanese Religious Traditions.