REL 1020 Shinto
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Date Created: 09/28/16
Shinto History • Ancient period ○ Spontaneous awe and fascination ○ Worship of objects and humans as kami ○ Accommodation with Buddhism ○ Isanagi/Isanami (husband/wife) § Isanami dies/Isanagi goes to her, but then runs away bc she's only a corpse § Isanagi: from eyes (sun goddess)/ • Medieval Period ○ State Shinto ○ Sect Shinto • Modern Period Shinto Teachings • Meaning of Kami ○ The world is divinely created ○ The world (esp Japan) is populated by kami Kami provide fertility and sanctity ○ • Creation Myth in the Kojiki ○ Japan as a Divine Creation ○ Fertility and Purification ○ The feminine in Shinto Ethics, Good and Evil ○ ○ State Shinto' • How to Live ○ Shinto puts little emphasis on morality ○ Stresses fertile and sanctified living ○ Constant attentiveness to cleanliness (bathing) and purified living ○ Love of nature ○ Be thankful for the blessings of the gods • Our Purpose ○ Humans are not flawed or sinful ○ No need of asking of God's grace forgiveness ○ No final resting place in Heaven ○ Just live a prosperous and purified life in thankfulness to the kami • Way of Life • Our Purpose ○ Humans are not flawed or sinful ○ No need of asking of God's grace forgiveness ○ No final resting place in Heaven ○ Just live a prosperous and purified life in thankfulness to the kami • Way of Life ○ Fertility Rites ○ Women in Shinto ○ Rites of Purification, Presentation, Petition, and Participation ○ The Shrine ○ Religious Observations throughout the year
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