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Norito A Translation of the Ancient Japanese Ritual Prayers - Updated Edition

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ISBN-10: 0691014892

ISBN-13: 9780691014890

Edition: 1991 (Revised)

Authors: Donald L. Philippi, Joseph Mitsuo Kitagawa

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This volume presents the only English translation of the prayers of Japan's indigenous religious tradition, Shinto. These prayers, norito, are works of religious literature that are basic to our understanding of Japanese religious history. Locating Donald Philippi as one of a small number of scholars who have developed a perceptive approach to the problem of "hermeneutical distance" in dealing with ancient or foreign texts, Joseph M. Kitagawa recalls Mircea Eliade's observation that "most of the time [our] encounters and comparisons with non-Western cultures have not made all the `strangeness' of these cultures evident. . . . We may say that the Western world has not yet, or not generally,…    
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Book details

List price: $42.00
Copyright year: 1991
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 12/21/1990
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 136
Size: 5.12" wide x 8.15" long x 0.42" tall
Weight: 0.330
Language: English

Notes on Individual Norito
Bibliography of Modern Works Consulted