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Politics and religion in modern Japan

Roy Starrs

Politics and religion in modern Japan

red sun, white lotus

by Roy Starrs

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Published by Palgrave Macmillan in Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK, New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Politics and government,
  • HISTORY / Social History,
  • Religion and politics,
  • Religion and state,
  • HISTORY / Modern / 19th Century,
  • HISTORY / Modern / 20th Century,
  • HISTORY / Asia / Japan

  • Edition Notes

    Includes index.

    Statement[edited by] Roy Starrs
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBL2211.S73 P65 2011
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24853503M
    ISBN 109780230240735
    LC Control Number2011018668

      Religion in Japan is painted quite differently from the western world. In Japan, religion is a mixture of ideology that stems from Shintoism and Buddhism principles. Religion is not preached within a church or within a particular locations with mass assembly but rather it is simply a way of life. Religion is considered a private. Yijiang Zhong analyses the formation of Shinto as a complex and diverse religious tradition in early modern and Meiji Japan, Highlighting the role of the god Okuninushi and the mythology centered on the Izumo Shrine in western Japan as part of this process, he shows how and why this god came to be ignored in State Shinto in the modern period.

    Shinto and Politics By Jason Pitzl-Waters | February 5, t think that a better understanding of Japan’s Shinto cultural and religious heritage being given to students in modern Japan is a bad thing at all–in fact, they would greatly benefit from knowing more about the symbols and phenomena which their parents revere but are often at a.   “Bergin masterfully demonstrates the centrality of religion in the political transformations of early modern France. His book will serve as a valuable resource for specialists searching for a clear and thorough synthesis of a wide array of scholarship and as a useful guide for students.”—Daniel J. Watkins, Journal of Church and State.

    In this afterword, I want to interrogate these essays about the modern Japanese experience of religion and politics at two comparative registers: in comparison with the Abrahamic religions of northern Europe, and with the non-Abrahamic religions of Asia, especially : Duara Prasenjit. The politics of Japan are conducted in a framework of a multi-party bicameral parliamentary representative democratic constitutional monarchy whereby the Emperor is the ceremonial head of state and the Prime Minister is the head of government and the head of the Cabinet, which directs the executive branch.. Legislative power is vested in the National Diet, which consists Constitution: Constitution of Japan.


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