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  • Hardcover
  • 264 pages
  • A New History of Shinto
  • John Breen
  • English
  • 19 March 2017
  • 1405155159

10 thoughts on “A New History of Shinto

  1. says:

    A New History of Shinto is pretty much everything I want out of a book on Shinto It s an academic text that goes into incredible detail, it s incredibly easy to follow, and it has a killer list of resources What s not to love This book analyzes three things the Hiyoshi Shrine, the myth of Amaterasu and the rock cave, and the daijousai ritual It starts as far back as sources allow generally back to the Kojiki then tracks how these Shinto mainstays have changed throughout the major periods i A New History of Shinto is pretty much everything I want out of a book on Shinto It s an academic text that goes into incredible detail, it s incredibly easy to follow, and it has a killer list of...


  2. says:

    Breen s New History isbook than I needed it to be, and also doesn t quite cover the things I was most interested in Nonetheless, it s a well written book and covers Shinto from a critical and deconstructive approach I appreciate Breen s thesis is that Shinto as it was until recently understood as the indigenous religion of Japan, which has been adulterated through exposure to Confucian, Buddhist, and other ideas from Korea and China and even India is a narrative spun intentionally by e Breen s New History isbook than I needed it to be, an...


  3. says:

    In this study John Breen suggest an alternative reading of the Shinto history though actually soome other scientist before also put the term Shinto aside like Grapard and others but still what is intersting is the historical approach to the study Breen takes 1 myth, one sight Mount Hie and one ritual and study its history appearance and development, analyzing the changes and the reasons for these changes Thus ...


  4. says:

    Shinto is heralded as the indigenous religion of Japan worshiping of the Sun Goddess and her descendants e.g an unbroken line of emperors Of course it is muchcomplicated that that, and Breen goes about unpicking the details and the history of what has become Shinto After a review of the known history, Breen then concentrates on three specific manifestations of Shinto through specific examples the history of the Hie shrine, The Cave myth of the Sun Goddess Amaterasu, and the ritua Shinto is heralded as the indigenous religion of Japan worshiping of the Sun Goddess and her descendants e.g an unbroken line of emperors Of course it is muchcomplicated that that, and Breen goes about unpicking the details and the history of what has become Shinto After a review of the known history, Breen then concentrates on three specific manifestations of Shinto through specific examples the history of the Hie s...


  5. says:

    This is not an introductory book on Shinto, but it is also very different from a simple explanatory essay It is very critical of its subject, and approaches Shinto in a, as the title suggests, new way I liked how it made me reflect on my own perception of o...


  6. says:

    If you have read about or already know some of the basis about Shinto, this is good history with an interesting structure looking at the development of Shinto with a detailed examination of space of the shrine, the tale of Amaterasu in the cave, and the rite of imperial accession...


  7. says:

    TREATING Shinto as a derivative of Shrines, myths, and rituals the concrete social realities, this is a totally ingenious way to understanding the history of Japanese relations, shintonization as the process of superscribing meaning onto social practices fascinating


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A New History of Shinto This Accessible Guide To The Development Of Japan S Indigenous Religion From Ancient Times To The Present Day Offers An Illuminating Introduction To The Myths, Sites And Rituals Of Kami Worship, And Their Role In Shinto S Enduring Religious Identity.Offers A Unique New Approach To Shinto History That Combines Critical Analysis With Original Research Examines Key Evolutionary Moments In The Long History Of Shinto, Including The Meiji Revolution Of 1868, And Provides The First Critical History In English Or Japanese Of The Hie Shrine, One Of The Most Important In All Japan Traces The Development Of Various Shrines, Myths, And Rituals Through History As Uniquely Diverse Phenomena, Exploring How And When They Merged Into The Modern Notion Of Shinto That Exists In Japan Today Challenges The Historic Stereotype Of Shinto As The Unchanging, All Defining Core Of Japanese Culture


About the Author: John Breen

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