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The discipline of pure fire (saika gyo ho) in Shinto-Buddhism : tracing the roots of a fire ritual in Japanese religious traditions

Author: James W Boyd; Ron G Williams
Publisher: Lewiston, N.Y. : The Edwin Mellen Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A comparative analysis of fire rituals that examines the kinds of adaptations, innovations and guiding principles that led to the creation of the Shinto-Buddhist ritual fire.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James W Boyd; Ron G Williams
ISBN: 9780773415522 0773415521
OCLC Number: 707966872
Description: vii, 78 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword by Dr. Stuart D.B. Picken; Author's Preface; Acknowledgements; Conventions and Terminology; I. Introduction; II. The Celebrant; III. Description of the Full Ritual of Purification; IV. An Amalgam of Shinto-Buddhist Rituals: A Comparative Analysis; V. Birth of a Ritual Fire: Adaptation and Innovation; Glossary; Japanese characters for key terms; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: James W. Boyd and Ron G. Williams ; with a foreword by Stuart D.B. Picken.

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"The authors are to be commended for adding depth and breadth to an under-researched area of religious studies." (Prof. Stuart DB Picken Japan Society of Scotland)"

 
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