The Discipline of Pure Fire (Saika Gyo Ho) in Shinto Buddhism: Fire Ritual in Japanese Religious Traditions

The Discipline of Pure Fire (Saika Gyo Ho) in Shinto Buddhism: Fire Ritual in Japanese Religious Traditions

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By (author) James W. Boyd, By (author) Ron G. Williams

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  • Publisher: Edwin Mellen Press Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 78 pages
  • Dimensions: 157mm x 236mm x 13mm | 318g
  • Publication date: 15 May 2011
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0773415521
  • ISBN 13: 9780773415522

Product description

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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"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)"

Table of 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.