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 Teaching Ritual Propriety and Authority through Japanese Religions

John Nelson

in Teaching Ritual

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195176452
eISBN:
9780199785308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176452.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter describes the author's teaching of valuable lessons about the historical uses of ritual that often do not appear in courses — for example, how Shintō symbolism could turn the Japanese ... More


 Shinto and Celibacy

C. Scott Littleton

in Celibacy and Religious Traditions

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195306316
eISBN:
9780199867721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306316.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Shinto, an indigenous religion of Japan, is opposed to celibacy because the religion represents a celebration of life and procreation. An exception is found with virgins (miko), who assist priests.


Akasaka in the High City: Born Shinto … Live Inari … Die Buddhist

Heine Steven

in Sacred High City, Sacred Low City: A Tale of Religious Sites in Two Tokyo Neighborhoods

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195386202
eISBN:
9780199918362
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195386202.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The third chapters examines the wide variety of shrines in Akasaka, including Sannō Hie Jinja, Toyokawa Inari, Nogi Jinja, and Hikawa Jinja, which are all dedicated to Inari, at least in part, ... More


Shinto

Helen Hardacre

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190621711
eISBN:
9780190621742
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190621711.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

The aim of this book is to understand the history of an enduring ideal of Shinto. In this ideal, a divinely descended ruler governs through rituals for deities called Kami. A priestly order assists ... More


In Search of the Way: Thought and Religion in Early—Modern Japan, 1582-1860

Richard Bowring

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198795230
eISBN:
9780191836534
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198795230.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History, History of Ideas

In Search of the Way is a history of intellectual and religious developments in Japan during the Tokugawa period, 1582–1860. It begins with an explanation of the fate of Christianity, and goes on to ... More


Enfolding Silence: The Transformation of Japanese American Religion and Art under Oppression

Brett J. Esaki

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190251420
eISBN:
9780190251352
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190251420.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Philosophy of Religion

Japanese Americans have developed complex silences in response to social and religious marginalization. Utilizing histories and ethnographies of Japanese American arts-gardening, origami, jazz, and ... More


Retrospect

Richard Bowring

in In Search of the Way: Thought and Religion in Early—Modern Japan, 1582-1860

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198795230
eISBN:
9780191836534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198795230.003.0020
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History, History of Ideas

This retrospect is a short appraisal of the narrative told in this book, emphasizing the degree to which Song–Ming Neo-Confucianism acted as a constant sounding board throughout the period, a period ... More


Shinto and the Meiji State

Helen Hardacre

in Shinto

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190621711
eISBN:
9780190621742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190621711.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Examines the numerous changes, many of which were initiated within government, that resulted in Shinto becoming independent from Buddhism and assuming new public roles associated with the ... More


Shinto from 1945 through 1989

Helen Hardacre

in Shinto

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190621711
eISBN:
9780190621742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190621711.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

The Allied Occupation of Japan aligned Shinto with religion, ended its public funding, and squelched its claim to public status. The Occupation singled out Shinto as responsible for prewar militarism ... More


Shinto and Revelation

Helen Hardacre

in Shinto

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190621711
eISBN:
9780190621742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190621711.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Examines three mid-nineteenth-century Shinto religious movements, Kurozumikyō, Misogikyō, and Uden Shinto, each based on a regimen of self-cultivation, seeking salvation through uniting oneself with ... More


Heisei Shinto

Helen Hardacre

in Shinto

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190621711
eISBN:
9780190621742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190621711.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Examines Shinto in the Heisei era (from the 1989 death of Hirohito), addressing current debates regarding Shinto’s contribution to the “public good” (kōeki). A sociological portrait of Shinto ... More


Early Edo-Period Shinto Thought and Institutions

Helen Hardacre

in Shinto

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190621711
eISBN:
9780190621742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190621711.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Investigates Confucianism’s influence on Shinto in the seventeenth century, when new terms for “the public” emerged. The shogunate provided the court’s material support, revived its ceremonial life, ... More


The Way of the Kami

Richard Bowring

in In Search of the Way: Thought and Religion in Early—Modern Japan, 1582-1860

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198795230
eISBN:
9780191836534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198795230.003.0006
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History, History of Ideas

This chapter deals with the politics of religion in the early years of the Tokugawa period. It does so by taking up two very different examples, one in the domain of Mito and the other in the Okayama ... More


Hatsumōde, the Visitation of Shinto Shrines: Religion and Culture in the Japanese Context

Chikako Ozawa-de Silva

in Religion as a Social Determinant of Public Health

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199362202
eISBN:
9780199389872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199362202.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the annual practice of hatsumōde or the visitation of Shinto shrines undertaken by many Japanese families, both Buddhist and Shinto, at the beginning of the new year. The ... More


Tantric Traditions in Transmission and Translation

David B. Gray and Ryan Richard Overbey (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199763689
eISBN:
9780190459451
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199763689.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This volume explores the movement of tantric Buddhist traditions through time and space, from the early history of tantric Buddhism to the present day. These studies investigate the development of ... More


In search of times past

Richard Bowring

in In Search of the Way: Thought and Religion in Early—Modern Japan, 1582-1860

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198795230
eISBN:
9780191836534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198795230.003.0017
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History, History of Ideas

This chapter traces how Motoori Norinaga built on the base provided by Kamo no Mabuchi, extending the study of the past from poetry to the Record of Ancient Matters (Kojiki). Norinaga devoted his ... More


A new kind of Shintō

Richard Bowring

in In Search of the Way: Thought and Religion in Early—Modern Japan, 1582-1860

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198795230
eISBN:
9780191836534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198795230.003.0018
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History, History of Ideas

This chapter is an in-depth treatment of the life and work of Hirata Atsutane, who developed the ideas of Norinaga into a movement that had religious overtones. He rewrote Japanese history for the ... More


Shinto and Imperial Japan

Helen Hardacre

in Shinto

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190621711
eISBN:
9780190621742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190621711.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Treats Shinto from the early twentieth century until the end of World War II, when Shrines became potent symbols of home, duty, ethnic identity, the nation, and self-sacrifice. Shinto ritual ... More


Gardening, the Silence of Space, and the Humanity of Judgment

Brett J. Esaki

in Enfolding Silence: The Transformation of Japanese American Religion and Art under Oppression

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190251420
eISBN:
9780190251352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190251420.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter details the history of gardening, especially its negotiation of the Alien Land Acts of the early twentieth century, a lineage of Japanese American garden designers, and the silence of ... More


Introduction

Helen Hardacre

in Shinto

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190621711
eISBN:
9780190621742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190621711.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

The introduction sets out the terms of the argument and why it matters; it presents the rationale for a new study of Shinto’s history and an overview of the manuscript.


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