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Understanding Shinto

C. Scott Littleton

Understanding Shinto

origins, beliefs, practices, festivals, spirits, sacred places

by C. Scott Littleton

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  • 6 Currently reading

Published by Watkins Pub. in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Shinto

  • Edition Notes

    Originally published: Shinto. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002.

    StatementC. Scott Littleton
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBL2220 .L58 2011
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25075308M
    ISBN 109781907486708
    LC Control Number2010051088

      Using superb color images of rituals, ceremonies, and sacred architecture, as well as sacred texts, Understanding Shinto offers a fascinating glimpse into this unique culture. It explores the religion's symbolism, impact on daily life, and philosophical concepts-including the importance of the group over the individual. Shinto: The Way Home would appear to be aimed at the serious student rather than the casual reader who merely wants to understand a little more about a different way of life. It explores the history of Shinto from prehistory to the current day, and goes into much detail about "feeling Shinto" - the ways in which it is possible to regard and /5(11).

      In English you might follow the Facebook page of the SHINTO/ Tsubaki America Grand Shrine. It is all in English and gives a sense of seasonal activities and process and festivities. It is in Washington State and the main one on the mainland. Ther. Buy Understanding Shinto: Origins, Beliefs, Practices, Festivals, Spirits, Sacred Places 1st by Littleton, C (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on /5(28).

      Shinto big questions (6 book reviews) Posted on Novem by John D. Novem This lengthy and state-of-the-art article not only surveys six different academic works, but presents an overview of the current state of Shinto studies worldwide. This book makes available nineteen of these articles, important contributions to our understanding of Japan\'s intricate combination of indigenous Shinto, Confucianism, Taoism, the Yin-Yang School, Buddhism, and folk religion.


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Understanding Shinto by C. Scott Littleton Download PDF EPUB FB2

This is a concise book on Japanese Shinto. As a foreigner, the author explains well about various aspects of Shinto at a certain level. However, the descriptions contain a lot of mistakes on basic matters, which will mislead readers. For example, on p the name of /5(26).

Best Sellers in Shintoism #1 The Secret Book of Dzyan: Unveiling the Hidden Truth about the Oldest Manuscript in the World and Its Divine Authors (Sacred Wisdom). Understanding Shinto: Origins, Rituals, Festivals, Spirits, Sacred Places by c Scott Littleton alot of history in a small text.

showing tje beginning, beliefs and practices and ideals of the Shinto religion and its multi cultural influences, prceptions and practices. so much i did not know/5. Understanding Shinto Posted on Ap by Ray Mercer NOTE: This is an updated version of my article originally published in the Winter edition of Japan Harvest, the magazine of the Japanese Evangelical Missionary Association.

To date, these essays have remained scattered in various scholarly journals. This book makes available nineteen of these articles, important contributions to our understanding of Japan's intricate combination of indigenous Shinto, Confucianism, Taoism, the Yin-Yang School, Buddhism, and folk religion.

This is an enjoyable read, Brother. It seems like a condensed version of your first post on your Shinto blog. It’s so fascinating to see the parallels between the Kami & the DinGir; either Simon drew from more diverse sources than anyone realized or there is definitely some commonality between the Eastern metaphysical systems that for whatever reason, not Understanding Shinto book people have seen.

Shinto. Welcome,you are looking at books for reading, the Shinto, you will able to read or download in Pdf or ePub books and notice some of author may have lock the live reading for some of ore it need a FREE signup process to obtain the book.

If it available for your country it will shown as book reader and user fully subscribe will benefit by having full access to all books. Shinto is deeply rooted in the Japanese people and their cultural activities.

Unlike many religions, Shinto does not have a founder nor does it honor a single god. There is also no sacred book such as the Bible or holy place to pray to. Shinto believes in the kami, a divine power that can be found in all things.

Understanding Shinto provides customs, rituals and traditions on the orgins of Shinto, the beliefs & sects, death & mourning, after life, and grief & mourning. Share. Understanding Shinto Origins, Beliefs, Practices, Festivals, Spirits, Sacred Places (Book): Littleton, C.

Scott: To know Japan, one must know Shinto-the country's indigenous religion. Using superb color images of rituals, ceremonies, and sacred architecture, as well as sacred texts, Understanding Shinto offers a fascinating glimpse into this unique culture.

Shinto is a polytheistic belief system involving the veneration of many deities, known as kami, or sometimes as jingi. As is often the case in the Japanese language, no distinction is made here between singular and plural, and hence the term kami refers both to individual kami and the collective group of kami.

This term has varyingly been translated into English as "god" or "spirit". Author by: John Breen Languange: en Publisher by: Routledge Format Available: PDF, ePub, Mobi Total Read: 61 Total Download: File Size: 49,6 Mb Description: This is the only book to date offering a critical overview of Shinto from early times to the modern era, and evaluating Shinto's place in Japanese religious recent years, a few books on medieval Shinto have appeared.

This book makes available nineteen of these articles, important contributions to our understanding of Japan's intricate combination of indigenous Shinto, Confucianism, Taoism, the Yin-Yang School, Buddhism, and folk religion.

In sections on prehistory, the historic development of Japanese religion, the Shinto tradition, the Buddhist tradition Reviews: 1. This book is a convenient guide to Shinto a reference work, the volume does not offer a detailed critical study of all aspects of Shinto.

Instead, it overviews the essential teachings of Shinto and provides the necessary cultural and historical context for understanding Shinto as a dynamic force in Japanese civilization.

This book is "Shinto: The Kami Way" by the Shinto priest and scholar Sokyo Ono, in PDF, EPUB, and AZW3 formats. Book Description: Shinto, the indigenous faith of the Japanese people, continues to fascinate and mystify both the casual visitor to Japan and the long-time resident.

Shinto, the indigenous religion of Japan, emphasizes living with sincerity and virtue, possible only by an awareness of the divine. The fundamental beliefs in Shinto are the Four Affirmations (affirmations are positive declarations): Tradition and the family: Understanding that family is the foundation for preserving traditions Love of nature: Holding nature sacred Ritual.

Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. Understanding Shinto by C. Scott Littleton; 1 edition; First published in ; Subjects: Shinto. It is in fact a very bold and lucid attempt to redraw the parameters that govern our understanding of that elusive body of thought and practice we call Shinto This book will surprise and on occasion shock; it will surely be required reading for all those interested in Japan and the Japanese.".

Shinto, the indigenous religion of Japan, emphasizes living with sincerity and virtue, possible only by an awareness of the divine. The fundamental beliefs in Shinto are the Four Affirmations (affirmations are positive declarations): Tradition and the family: Understanding that family is the foundation for preserving traditions Love of nature: Holding nature sacred Ritual purity: Ritual [ ].

This book is exactly what the title says. It is a book of Shinto norito, or book begins by giving some basic understanding of the practice of Shinto.

My favorite section is actually the Appendices, which give some descriptions of how to pray, the bowing and the clapping, etc.

Also. Get this from a library! Understanding Shinto: origins, beliefs, practices, festivals, spirits, sacred places. [C Scott Littleton] -- Provides a succint, authorative introduction to one of the great religious traditions.

The book is organised around nine key themes: origins .Understanding Shinto: Origins, Beliefs, Practices, Festivals, Spirits, Sacred Places (Book) Book Details. ISBN. Title. Ancient History Encyclopedia receives a small commission for each book sold through our affiliate partners.

Recommended By.Shinto and oceanic religions, myths and practices are attributable to the like action of common causes rather than to intercommunication. The old Shinto owes little to any outside source.

It is on the whole, an independent development of Japanese thought. Sources of InformationThe Japanese had no writing until the introduction of.