Mar 04, 2021  
Undergraduate Catalog 2020-21 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2020-21
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REL 2030 - Religion in Japan


A study of the historical continuity and overall unity in the Japanese religious tradition. The major organized religions of Shinto and Japanese Buddhism, and also the influence of Taoism, Confucianism, and Christianity are discussed. Also taken up are the informal religious movements of “ancestor worship,” family religion, and state religion. An attempt is made to assess the role and significance of religion in Japanese culture.

Credits: 4 hours



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