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  • Emperor Worship And Purity Shinto
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    SHINTOISM The Religion of Nature Worship, Emperor Worship, and Purity Shinto (the way of the gods), traditionally dating back to 660 B.C., is a loosely organized religion of the Japanese people embracing a wide variety of beliefs and practices. In its most basic sense Shinto is a religious form of Japanese patriotism. The mythology of Shintoism teaches that Japan and the Japanese people were brought into being by special divine creation and that their emperors were literally descendants of the S...
  • Shinto Concept Of The Sin
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    Shintoism is an ancient religion that originated in Japanese culture. Shinto is a general term for the activities of the people of Japanese descent to worship all the deities of heaven and earth, and at the end of the 6th century the Japanese were conscious of these activities and called them the "Way of Kami" (the deity or the deities) '. The practice of Shintoism finally recognized when Yomei, the 31st Emperor of Japan, prayed before an image of Buddha for the first time as an emperor for reco...
  • Shintoism The Shinto Religion
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    Shintoism The Shinto religion was started in the Tokugawa period (1600-1868) of Japanese history. The Tokugawa "Enlightenment" inspired a group of people who studied, which roughly translated means "nativism,"Japanese Studies", or "Native Studies". Kokugaku's intent was to recover "Japanese character" to what it was before the early influences of foreigners, especially the Chinese. Some of these influences include Confucianism (Chinese), Taoism (Chinese), Buddhism (Indian and Chinese), and Chris...
  • Chinas Religions Major Religions And Beliefs
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    In China and Japan, there are numerous similarities and differences in their religions. People have their choices of following a certain religion. China is a country with great diversity as well as Japan. Religion is a big deal to many Asians. Chinas religions major religions and beliefs are Taoism, Confucianism, Buddhism, Islam, Christianity, Donga and Protestant. China has about 5.5 million Protestants and 3.5 million Catholics. Confucianism is one of the major philosophies that concerns human...
  • Japanese Religions Including Shintos Im And Buddhism
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    The Japanese religions, including Shintos im and Buddhism, are rich and complex, and it contains many contradictory trends which may puzzle a Westerner. In the center of the tradition is Shinto, the natural religion of Japan. Also in the center is Buddhism, the Indian religion that was brought to Japan in the sixth century from Korea and China. Throughout the history of Japan, it has been these two religions that have contributed most to the Japanese understanding of themselves and their surroun...
  • Most Distinctive Of The Japanese Religions
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    JAPAN: RELIGION BUDDHISM Buddhism is the Japanese religion that comes closest to paralleling Christianity, because of its concern for the afterlife and salvation of the individual. In this it shows its origin in India, a region that in religious and philosophical terms is more like the West than East Asia. The historical Buddha started with the basic Indian idea of a never-ending cycle of lives, each determining the next, and added to this that life is painful, that its suffering is caused by hu...

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