The Discipline of Pure Fire (Saika Gyo Ho) in Shinto Buddhism

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

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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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Product details

  • Hardback | 78 pages
  • 157.48 x 236.22 x 12.7mm | 317.51g
  • Edwin Mellen Press Ltd
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0773415521
  • 9780773415522

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.
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Review quote

"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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