1st Edition

Japanese Religion
A Cultural Perspective





ISBN 9780135092828
Published December 1, 1984 by Routledge
174 Pages

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Book Description

This book provides an overview of religion in Japan, from ancient times to the present. It also emphasizes the cultural and attitudinal manifestations of religion in Japan, withough neglecting dates and places.

Table of Contents

Foreword.
Preface.
I. A PANORAMA OF JAPANESE RELIGION.
Introduction.

Moments and Memories: An Imaginary Tour.

Japanese Religion in Historical Perspective.

Countercultures.

II. 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.

Index.

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Author(s)

Biography

Robert S. Ellwood is an Emeritus Professor at the University of Southern California.

Richard Pilgrim is a Professor at Syracuse University.