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Protectors and Predators: Gods of Medieval Japan, Volume 2

Bernard Faure

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839314
eISBN:
9780824870508
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839314.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This book suggests that the gekokujō (“the world turned upside down”) model that informed and transformed medieval Japanese society also applied, mutatis mutandis, to the religious sphere. It ... More


Coda

Bernard Faure

in The Fluid Pantheon: Gods of Medieval Japan, Volume 1

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839338
eISBN:
9780824868260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839338.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Japanese gods are segments of a heterogeneous network composed of myths and rituals, but also of human and divine bodies, objects, institutions, techniques, images, and feelings. Medieval Japanese ... More


Coda

Bernard Faure

in Protectors and Predators: Gods of Medieval Japan, Volume 2

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839314
eISBN:
9780824870508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839314.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This examination of the medieval Japanese pantheon leads to questioning one of its traditional organizing principles, namely, the two-tiered structure of the honji suijaku (essence-traces) theory. ... More


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