Shinto Overview

Shinto Overview - transcendental, it can find its way...

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Overview II-Just Shinto 1. What is syncreticism? 2. Which religious traditions are native to China and Japan? 3. When did Buddhism arrive in China and Japan? 4. Origin of the words China and Japan and what do they mean? 5. Ancient Chinese Beliefs: Ancestorship, Yang-yin, I- ching etc…. 6. Original name of Confucius 7. Where and when was “Our Confucius” born? 8. What was he by profession? 9. Main concepts of Confucianism: Jen (ren), Li, Xiao 10. Five relationships 11.Lao Tzu and when was he born? 12 .Tao Te Ching 13 .Meaning of Tao 14 .Main characteristics of Tao: Origin of everything, it is
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Unformatted text preview: transcendental, it can find its way (water metaphor), everything returns to Tao 15 .Main differences between Taoism and Confucianism 16 .Meaning of the word Shinto 17 .Meaning of the word Kami 18 .Nature of Kami 19 .What is Torii 20 .Myth of creation 21 .Main motifs in the Myth of Creation 22 .Why Japan and Emperor of Japan are considered sacred? 23 .How is purification rite done in Shinto? 24. Shinto chronicles 25 Izanami (Yin) Izanagi (Yang)...
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