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