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The samurai and the sacred

Author: Stephen R Turnbull
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Osprey, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book examines the spiritual world of the samurai, from their attachment to Japan?s mainstream religions of Shinto and Buddhism, to their involvement in Confucianism, Christianity, and Folk Religion and their growing cult status both in Japan and the West.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen R Turnbull
ISBN: 9781846030215 1846030218 9781846032158 1846032156
OCLC Number: 74908700
Description: 224 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The way of the gods --
Buddha and the bushi --
The gods go to war --
Warriors of the pure land --
Onward, Christian samurai! --
The samurai and the secret --
Zen and the samurai --
The ways of the warrior --
From samurai to spirit.
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