Chinese Politics Reading Notes.docx

Teaching of shinto in schools was forbidden this has

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military leaders. Teaching of shinto in schools was forbidden. This has meant the desertion of many shrines and poverty for priests. The future of Shinto cannot be predicted. Buddhism and Christianity are both making efforts to gain the religious leadership of the Japanese people. Buddhism not very popular though Sect Shinto is not under state control so more free to develop according to the religious
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needs of the people Have own teaching, organization, and churches for congregational worship 17/85 million are sect shinto 13 shinto sects are officially recognized 3 are pure shinto Opposed to state shinto Seeking to interpret the traditional myths in ways that will make the religion popular 2 are confucian sects Teach confucian ethics on the background of shinto belief Sects which centre on the worship of the gods of mountains such as Fujiyama Faith-Healing variety Christian influences Konko-kyo sect founded by Bunjiro 19th century Claimed to have special revelations by the only one God Believed he was possessed Revelations were uttered by him in this state concerning the Oneness and Goodness of the Deity Became shinto priest Taught the use of extempore prayer Claims to have 3 million members as well as branches outside of Japan Tenrikyo The teaching of divine reason Founded by a woman Maekawa Miki Teachings on health and science similar to christian science Faith healing central part Buddhist from pure land sect who married a shinto husband God possessed at forty Compelled to sell all family property and give money to the poor Persecuted and called a which Evil and sickness dust opn soul Rituals were for purification Dances, drummings, incantations of psalms Four million adherents and has missions outside japan Rivals christianity Fill vacuum filled by state shinto Putting forth claims to be national religion of the non-buddhist japanese Although the Hawaiian islands had their own native religion and have been largely christianized, there are many Japanese in the island and have spread buddhism Important center for missionary work
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