A masterful study of Japan's most important religion, this volume presents a comprehensive history of Shinto thought. The author begins with a general overview of Shinto as an advanced naturalistic religion and then devotes separate in-depth chapters to the pure polytheistic manifestation of Shinto, to theanthropic tendencies in Shinto, and to Shinto as the national religion of Japan. The final chapter is a detailed outline of Shinto rites that includes information about the rites themselves, offerings at rites and ceremonies, the origin of Shinto shrines, the Shinto priesthood, external purity and the concept of sin, offerings as compensation and exorcism, and divination and spell, oath, and ordeal in Shintoism.
Publisher: Greenwood Press
Weight: 408 g
Edition: Reprinted edition
You may also be interested in...
Please sign in to write a review
Simply reserve online and pay at the counter when you collect. Available in shop from just two hours, subject to availability.
Thank you for your reservation
Your order is now being processed and we have sent a confirmation email to you at
When will my order be ready to collect?
Following the initial email, you will be contacted by the shop to confirm that your item is available for collection.
Call us on or send us an email at
Unfortunately there has been a problem with your order
Please try again or alternatively you can contact your chosen shop on or send us an email at