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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.


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


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