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Japanese religiosity.

Joseph J. Spae

Japanese religiosity.

by Joseph J. Spae

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Published by Oriens Institute for Religious Research in Tokyo .
Written in English


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SeriesEncounter Ser -- 3
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The other book, important as a source for early Japanese religious beliefs, is the Nihongi which was written only eight years later than the Kojiki, in AD. Alike in many respects and dealing with almost identical matters, there are also many differences between them. The Nihongi is about twice the volume of the Kojiki. The Kojiki dates nothing. Japanese art, the painting, calligraphy, architecture, pottery, sculpture, bronzes, jade carving, and other fine or decorative visual arts produced in Japan over the centuries. Learn more about the history of Japanese art, its main characteristics, and significant artists.

The original draft of the present book was an outcome of the author's lectures at Harvard University during the years , when he had the honour of occupying there the chair of Japanese Literature and response to the encouragement given by several friends at Harvard, the author tried to put the material of the lectures into book. Altogether, this book is an excellent introduction to theories of religion and globalization from both Japanese and non-Japanese perspectives and offers the reader a broad window into the various institutional dynamics that shape the ways Japanese religions are articulated with and active agents within global discourses.

Scholars have widely acknowledged the persistent ambivalence with which the Japanese religious traditions treat women. Much existing scholarship depicts Japan’s religious traditions as mere means of oppression. But this view raises a question: How have ambivalent and even misogynistic religious discourses on gender still come to inspire devotion and emulation among . By focusing on women, this book has provided an important corrective to androcentric narratives of Japanese religions. Rather than serving as marginal actors, Japanese women have taken leading roles. They are, to use the feminist Hiratsuka Raichō’s metaphor, radiant suns rather than moons reflecting the brilliance of others.


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This book does exactly what it sets out to do - introduce the reader to Japanese religions and religious thought. It starts with a brief overview, then moves right into Shinto, detailing the basic beliefs and different kinds of shrines/5(3).

Tokyo, Oriens Institute for Religious Research, Series: Encounter series (Grand Rapids, Mich.) Edition/Format: Print book: EnglishView all editions and formats: Rating: (not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects: Japan -- Religious life and customs. Religieus bewustzijn. Religion; View all subjects; More like this: Similar Items. 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, Japanese religiosity. book neglecting dates and places. This set, as a collection of representative studies on Japanese Religions, illustrates the diversity and complexity of the Japanese religious experience, past and contemporary, while at the same time offering an overview of the most updated research in the field.

Religion does not play a big role in the everyday life of most Japanese people today. The average person typically follows the religious rituals at ceremonies like birth, weddings and funerals, may visit a shrine or temple on New Year and participates at local festivals (matsuri), most of which have a religious background.

Even in Japanese, there has been no book, at least in a single volume, that covers topics on Japanese religions over the past two decades and their historical backgrounds as thoroughly as this handbook does." Fujiwara Satoko, The University of Tokyo, Religious Studies in Japan.

Shinto, also known as kami-no-michi, is a religion originating in fied as an East Asian religion by scholars of religion, its practitioners often regard it as Japan's indigenous religion and as a nature rs sometimes call its practitioners Shintoists, although adherents rarely use that term is no central authority in control of the movement and much.

Shinto holy books. The holy books of Shinto are the Kojiki or 'Records of Ancient Matters' ( CE) and the Nihon-gi or 'Chronicles of Japan' ( CE).

These books. The Allied Occupation of Japan and Japanese Religions PDF By:William P. Woodard Published on by Brill Archive. This Book was ranked at 12 by Google Books for keyword Allied. Book ID of The Allied Occupation of Japan and Japanese Religions's Books is v9IUAAAAIAAJ, Book which was written byWilliam P.

Woodardhave ETAG "A8XmeQZ6HQo". Joseph Kitagawa, one of the founders of the field of history religions and an eminent scholar of the religions of Japan, published his classic book Religion in Japanese History in Since then, he has written number of extremely influential essays that illustrate approaches to the study of Japanese religious by:   The book begins with a preface and introduction which paint the history of Japanese religion in broad strokes.

A chapter devoted to the development of religion to the Nara period (began c. AD) is followed by a discussion of the early development of Mahayana buddhism. The Tendai and Shingon sects receive special attention as does the Cited by:   Japanese Religion in Historical Perspective. Countercultures.

SPECIFIC PATTERNS IN THE RELIGION OF JAPAN. Religion and the Arts. Conceptual Worlds. Ritual and the Practice of Religion. Religion and Society. Japan in Change and Continuity. Appendix: Brief Summaries of Major Japanese Religious Traditions. Glossary.

Bibliography. by: 5. This book helps readers see Japanese religion as a whole, rather than as disconnected religious traditions. No technical knowledge of Japanese history, Japanese re In continuous print sincethis text has helped establish the treatment of Japanese religion as a unified worldview, offering a concise yet thorough look at the culture and /5.

on religious practices during the “lost decades” of the post era. By viewing Japanese religious history through the eyes of women, Women in Japanese Religions presents a new narrative that offers strikingly different vistas of Japan’s pluralistic traditions than the received accounts that foreground male religious figures.

Instead Japanese religions are somewhat unclear on the matter. After all, are the kami, spirits and ancestral entities that make up the Japanese indigenous beliefs really equivalent to the god of the Abrahamic religions.

In his book Rush Hour of the Gods, Neill McFarland found that the definition of kami was tough to categorize. This illuminating introduction to Japanese culture and religiosity offers a straightforward chronological narrative to Japanese religions by focusing on major Japanese religious and political figures who have profound acumen into their own living faith and describing what each thought (or taught) and did/5.

Written in an accessible and informative style, and assuming little or no prior knowledge on the part of the reader, each book gives a basic introduction to the faith—its history, beliefs, and practices—and emphasizes modern developments and the role and impact of the religion in today's world.

Japanese Religious Traditions focuses on major /5(5). "This book is a valuable resource for students of Japanese studies, religious and gender studies, and history." (Religious Studies Review)"[] [S]heassert[s] in the final sentence of her conclusion that the study of a subject as complex as religion and gender required a perspective of the long duree and must emphasize & change and diversity in a specific, culturally bounded context, Cited by: 1.

Japan - Japan - Religion: The indigenous religion of Japan, Shintō, coexists with various sects of Buddhism, Christianity, and some ancient shamanistic practices, as well as a number of “new religions” (shinkō shukyō) that have emerged since the 19th century.

Not one of the religions is dominant, and each is affected by the others. Thus, it is typical for one person or family to believe. By viewing Japanese religious history through the eyes of women, Women in Japanese Religions presents a new narrative that offers strikingly different vistas of Japan's pluralistic traditions than the received accounts that foreground male religious figures and male-dominated institutions."-.

Despite its brevity, this book was a concise, excellent overview of the changing role of women in Japanese religion. The historiography engages well with gender and nationalism too. flag 9 likes Like see review/5.Notwithstanding all this, Japanese Religions and Globalization deserves praise as a very important scholarly work.

Globalization has not been addressed in such a focused and comprehensive manner before in relation to the context of Japanese religion; and the book is thus highly relevant, also more generally for Japanese studies and the. This is an excellent little book on Japanese religions.

It describes the historical development of religions in Japan. It starts with Shinto, then describes the introduction of Buddhism and subsequent development of various Japanese strands of Buddhism/5.