Enduring Identities: The Guise of Shinto in Contemporary Japan
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336pp. April 2000
Enduring Identities: The Guise of Shinto in Contemporary Japan
Author: Nelson, John K.;
Enduring Identities is an attempt to understand the continuing relevance of Shinto to the cultural identity of contemporary Japanese. The enduring significance of this ancient yet innovative religion is evidenced each year by the millions of Japane
"A masterful exposition of the subject, enriched not only by the author's deep immersion in the life and world of Shinto, but also by his wide-ranging expertise in anthropology." --Religious Studies Review

"Informative and erudite ... a valuable

Author: Nelson, John K.;
John K. Nelson teaches at the Department of Religious Studies and Theology, University of San Francisco.
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Acknowledgments

Conventions

Chapter 1

OPENING ORIENTATIONS

Chapter 2

FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION
The Very Modern Practice of Visiting a Shinto Shrine

Chapter 3

TOWARD AN IDEOLOGY OF SACRED PLACE

Chapter 4

KAMO MEMORIES AND HISTO




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