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Simple Guides Shinto (Simple Guides)

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THIS BOOK WILL HELP YOU

• to appreciate the significance of Japan’s own religion in everyday life

• to recognize the key traditions and festivals (matsuri) of the Shinto year

• to understand what you will see at Shinto shrines and in Shinto rituals

• to gain insights into the controversies surrounding Shinto, politics and nationalism

ACCESS THE WORLD’S RELIGIONS

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Paperback, 144 pages
Published July 12th 2011 by Bravo (first published 2007)
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Jo
May 21, 2012 rated it really liked it
Well, that was an interesting read! It's only a little book, but it does what it says on the tin. It is a very simple guide, explaining some of the most basic elements of Shinto concepts and practice. What I liked about the book was its attempt to reflect on Shinto's place in modern Japan, its social and political meaning today, not just the traditions and spectacles that every visitor can see. The author, Ian Reader, is someone who has published in greater academic depth on these matters, and t ...more
Rapha Gabriel Benjamin
Nov 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
Really good an insightful short book into the religion, its practices and its customs perfect for anyone who know nothing about Shinto.
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Feb 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
Clear and concise, I felt like I learned what I wanted to from it.
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Aug 24, 2016 rated it liked it
The book was clear, simple, and concise. I read it because I will be taking an Eastern Religions course next semester at my university. I felt like I got what I wanted to know out if it.
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An interesting primer on Shinto beliefs.
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Ian Reader is Emeritus Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Manchester, UK.
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