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The A to Z of Shinto (A to Z Guide) by Stuart D.B. Picken

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Published by The Scarecrow Press, Inc. .
Written in English


  • Shintoism,
  • Religion,
  • Religion - World Religions,
  • Religion / Shintoism

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages296
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7997163M
ISBN 100810855860
ISBN 109780810855861

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"The A to Z of Shinto traces its long historical evolution in the chronology and, in the introduction, carefully considers the religion from different angles. The dictionary includes hundreds of cross-referenced entries on significant institutions, concepts, writings, thinkers, and most importantly, kami. The A to Z of Shinto by Stuart D. B. Picken Book Resume: A revised paperback edition of the Historical Dictionary of Shinto, which was published by Scarecrow Press in Picken (emeritus, Nagoya U. of Commerce and Business Administration) offers a reference on the controversial Japanese religion that lacks a debatable rational core and. Buy 1, Get 1 50% Off: Books for All Ages Book Annex Bestsellers 30% Off Coupons & Deals Hardcover New Releases from 20% Off Buy 1, Get 1 50% Off Mix & Match Hundreds of Books.   This book is perfect for a quick introduction to the topic of Shinto. It goes over roughly the history of the religion, from ancient times through State Shinto to the modern era. It gives a brief but understandable interpretation of how things changed during that time and how Shinto has adapted to /5.

The Secret Book of Dzyan: Unveiling the Hidden Truth about the Oldest Manuscript in the World and Its Divine Authors (Sacred Wisdom) Zinovia Dushkova out of 5 stars Shinto, a term created to distinguish the indigenous religion from Buddhism, is the equivalent of the Japanese kami-no-michi, "the way of the gods" or "the way of those above." The word kami, meaning "above" or "superior," is the name used to designate a great host of supernatural beings or deities.   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).   The A to Z of Slavery and Abolition (The A to Z Guide Series) Paperback – December 1, by Martin A. Klein (Author) › Visit Amazon's Martin A. Klein Page. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. See search results for this author. Are you an author? Author: Martin A. Klein.

The book is thus not only a result of solid academic work-it is also an ambitious political assessment." (Japanese Journal of Religious Studies, ) "But for anyone interested in Shinto studies, religion and nationalism, and the contested and ever-changing nature of religious traditions, this is an essential read.".   This book presents, for the first time, a collection of ancient Japanese Shinto prayers in a format where English speaking readers can both understand the deep meaning of the translated text and can also pronounce the original Japanese words. Shinto is an ancient spiritual tradition, primarily practiced in Japan, which is now spreading its traditions to the western world. Books shelved as shinto: Shinto: The Kami Way by Sokyo Ono, Shinto: Origins, Rituals, Festivals, Spirits, Sacred Places by C. Scott Littleton, The Essenc. Shinto: A History, by Helen Hardacre covers a range of history from the Yayoi Period ( BCE- CE) until the present.A point that should first be mentioned is that this book does not engage with the doctrines of Shinto. While the mythology and theories of certain ideologues are explored, the purpose of this text is to clarify their position in history.