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The culture of secrecy in Japanese religion

Author: Bernhard Scheid; Mark Teeuwen
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Traces out the characteristics and practices in Japanese religion, and analyzes the decline of religious esotericism in Japan. The essays in this work refer to Esoteric Buddhism as the core of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bernhard Scheid; Mark Teeuwen
ISBN: 0415387132 9780415387132 0415546893 9780415546898
OCLC Number: 63679956
Description: xvii, 397 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : Japan's culture of secrecy from a comparative perspective / Mark Teeuwen --
Secrets and secrecy in the study of religion : comparative views from the ancient world / Albert de Jong --
The Problem of secrecy in Indian Tantric Buddhism / Ronald M. Davidson --
Myth and secrecy in Tang-period Tantric Buddhism / Martin Lehnert --
Secrecy in Japanese esoteric Buddhism / Fabio Rambelli --
Reconsidering the taxonomy of the esoteric : hermeneutical and ritual practices of the lotus sutra / Lucia Dolce --
Knowing vs. owning a secret : secrecy in medieval Japan, as seen through the sokui kanjo enthronement unction / Mark Teeuwen --
Secrecy, sex and apocrypha : remarks on some paradoxical phenomena / Nobumi Iyanaga --
Esotericism in noh commentaries and plays : Konparu Zenchiku's Meishuku shu and Kakitsubata / Susan Blakeley Klein --
The elephant in the room : the cult of secrecy in Japanese Tantrism / Bernard Faure --
Myths, rites, and Icons : three views of a secret / Kadoya Atsushi --
Two modes of secrecy in the Nihon shoki transmission / Bernhard Scheid --
When secrecy ends : the Tokugawa reformation of Tendai Buddhism and its implications / William M. Bodiford --
Hiding the shoguns : secrecy and the nature of political authority in Tokugawa Japan / Anne Walthall --
"Esoteric" and "public" in the late Mito thought / Kate Wildman Nakai.
Responsibility: edited by Bernhard Scheid and Mark Teeuwen.
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