By Jean Herbert
Shinto, the nationwide indigenous faith of Japan has provided Japan with the fundamental constitution of its mentality and behavior. even supposing its classical texts were translated into English this quantity used to be the 1st significant research of this significant faith. The publication is an entire photograph of Shinto, its historical past and inner association, its gods and mythology, its temples and clergymen, its ethical and worship. the quantity additionally describes the metaphysics, mystic and religious disciplines and total is without doubt one of the so much actual and authoritative surveys of Shinto of the 20 th century.
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