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Shinto - A Short History provides an introductory outline of the historical development of Shinto from the ancient period of Japanese history until the present day.
Shinto does not offer a readily identifiable set of teachings, rituals or beliefs; individual shrines and kami deities have led their own lives, not within the confines of a narrowly defined Shinto, but rather as participants in a religious field that included Buddhist, Taoist, Confucian and folk elements. Thus, this book approaches Shinto as a series of historical 'religious systems' rather than attempting to identify a timeless 'Shinto essence'.
This history focuses on three aspects of Shinto practice: the people involved in shrine worship, the institutional networks that ensured continuity, and teachings and rituals. By following the interplay between these aspects in different periods, a pattern of continuity and discontinuity is revealed that challenges received understandings of the history of Shinto.
This book does not presuppose prior knowledge of Japanese religion, and is easily accessible for those new to the subject.
Mark Teeuwen teaches at the University of Oslo, Norway. His specialisation is the history of Japanese religion. He has published extensively on the history of Shinto and kami worship within this field.
John Breen teaches at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. He specialises in cultural history and has published widely on politics and religion in modern Japan.
Inoue Nobutaka teaches at Kokugakuin University in Tokyo, where he is a central member of the newly created Faculty of Shinto Studies. His field is sociology of religion. He is widely recognised as one of the foremost experts on Japanese New Religions in general, and sect Shinto in particular.
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