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Gods of medieval Japan

Author: Bernard Faure
Publisher: Honolulu : University of Hawaiʻi Press, 2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Written by one of the leading scholars of Japanese religion, this multivolume project promises to be a milestone in our understanding of the mythico-ritual system of esoteric Buddhism specifically the nature and roles of deities in the religious world of medieval Japan. Bernard Faure introduces readers to medieval Japanese religiosity and shows the centrality of the gods in religious discourse and ritual, presenting  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bernard Faure
ISBN: 9780824839338 0824839331 9780824839314 0824839315
OCLC Number: 898273664
Description: 2 volumes : illustrations (some color), maps ; 26 cm
Contents: Volume 1 : The fluid pantheon --
Twists and turns --
Under the gaze of the stars --
The elusive center --
Lust but not least --
Fearful symmetry --
The hidden jewel --
Living jewels --
Coda. Volume 2: Protectors and predators --
Earthly powers --
The elephant in the room --
A stink of fox --
From Goddess to dragon --
From dragon to snake --
The three devas --
The face of the snake --
Matricial Gods --
Coda.
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Written by one of the leading scholars of Japanese religion, Protectors and Predators examines the nature and roles of deities in the religious world of medieval Japan and beyond. Bernard Faure  Read more...

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This work is a monumental achievement. It is the most comprehensive study in English of Japanese medieval mythology and sacred pantheons of kami, Buddhas, bodhisattvas, wisdom kings, "bright" Read more...

 
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