Shinto in History: Ways of the Kami (Google eBook)

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John Breen, Mark Teeuwen
University of Hawaii Press, Jan 1, 2000 - Religion - 368 pages
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The essays in this volume cover a wide range of topics on Shinto and kami in history, including the profound formative influence of Taoism on Shinto in early Japan; the relationship between shrine cults and nature; the role of shrine and temple ritual in the Japanese state of the Heian period; kami in esoteric Buddhist thought and ritual; the deification of Tokugawa Ieyasu; "state Shinto" in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries; the thought of Tanaka Yoshito, the founding father of modern Shinto studies.
  

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Contents

Introduction Shinto past and present
1
Shinto and Taoism in early Japan
13
Shinto and the natural environment
32
The state cult of the Nara and early Heian periods
47
The economics of ritual power
68
The kami in esoteric Buddhist thought and practice
95
Reading the Yuiitsu Shintō myōbō yōshū A modern exegesis of an esoteric Shinto text
117
The death of a shogun deification in early modern Japan
144
Nativism as a social movement Katagiri Harukazu and the Hongaku reiska
205
Ideologues bureaucrats and priests on Shinto and Buddhism in early Meiji Japan
230
Shinto as a nonreligion the origins and development of an idea
252
The structure of state Shinto its creation development and demise
272
The disfiguring of nativism Hirata Atsutane and Orikuchi Shinobu
295
Tanaka Yoshitō and the beginnings of Shintōgaku
318
BIBLIOGRAPHY
340
INDEX
357

Changing images of Shinto Sanja takusen or the three oracles
167
Mapping the Sacred Body Shinto versus popular beliefs at Mt Iwaki in Tsugaru
186

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About the author (2000)

John Breen is senior lecturer in Japanese at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. With Mark Teeuwen, he has coedited "Shinto in History: Ways of the Kami" and coauthored "A Brief History of Shinto,

Teeuwen is lecturer in Japanese, University of Ohio.

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