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Japanese religions: past and present / by Ian Reader ; with Esben Andreasen, Finn Stefánsson

By: Reader, Ian.
Contributor(s): Andreasen, Esben | Stefánsson, Finn.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Folkstone, Kent Japan Library 1993Edition: [Ny uppl.].Description: 189 s. ill.ISBN: 1873410018; 1-873410-00-X.Subject(s): Östasien | Östasiatiska religioner | Religionshistoria | Religion | Japansk religion | JapanOther classification: Cm | Cmbc
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Each of the eight chapters deals with a specific topic, such as Shinto, Buddhism, the new religions, and Christianity; there is an introduction that outlines the subject to be considered followed by a series of readings.


Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • 1 Introduction
  • 2 Early Historical Developments - introduction to the teachings of Shinto, Buddhism, and Confucianism
  • 3 The Early Modern Period - introduction of Christianity, closure of the country, and the fate of the various religious groups
  • 4 Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries
  • 5 Contemporary Religious Practices
  • 6 Japanese Religions in the New Millennium
  • Timeline and map
  • Glossary
  • Pronunciation Guide List of Major Holidays and Festivals
  • Suggestions for Further Reading