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Book Title:Essentials of Shinto: An Analytical Guide to Principal Teachings
Author(s):Picken, Stuart D.B.
Publisher Name:Greenwood Press
Place of Publication:Westport, Conn.
Date of Publication:1994
Annotation:This book begins with an informative introduction clarifying common misconceptions about Shinto and offers a contemporary analysis. Following a historical overview of Shinto mythology and its development, shrines, rituals, festivals, liturgy, priesthood, various sects, and the relationship with New Religion movements, Picken also addresses academic Shinto thought and concludes with a comparative analysis of Shinto and Western metaphysics and ethics. Along with illustrations, there are detailed headings with very concise explanations and an extensive glossary of terms.
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