The Discipline of Pure Fire (Saika Gyo Ho) in Shinto Buddhism : Fire Ritual in Japanese Religious Traditions
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.
- Hardback | 78 pages
- 157.48 x 236.22 x 12.7mm | 317.51g
- 15 May 2011
- The Edwin Mellen Press Ltd
- Edwin Mellen Press Ltd
- New York, United States
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.
"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)"