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  • proper n. The Shinto religion of Japan.

Etymologies

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Shinto +‎ -ism

Examples

  • His subsequent interest in Shintoism and Buddhism lacks the mordancy and introspection (the "agenbite of inwit," as Joyce liked to put it) of his earlier hermeneutic investigations.

    The Immortal

  • The greater differentiations were the facts that the Japanese had their own system of religious belief besides, called Shintoism, that the Japanese and the Koreans each had, in addition to the Chinese characters, their own syllables, and that the styles of their dress were different in no small degree.

    The Arena Volume 4, No. 22, September, 1891

  • Other religions are also taught such as Shintoism, Eastern meditation (ie form of Buddism), Islam, New Age philosophy, and state worship.

    Intelligent Design?

  • Other religions are also taught such as Shintoism, Eastern meditation ie form of Buddism, Islam, New Age philosophy, and state worship.

    Intelligent Design?

  • It is, then, the countless heroes and demi-gods of the mythological age referred to — the children of Izanagi reigning over Japan, generation after generation, for many thousands of years — that are the chief objects of Shinto veneration; for while it is usual to speak of Shintoism as being a combination of ancestor-worship and nature-worship, it would seem that the latter of these elements was largely due to the contact of Japan with the Taouism of China, and with metaphysical Buddhism.

    Religion in Japan

  • In Japan, as we saw above, Buddhism existed with Shintoism.

    Pankaj Jain, Ph.D.: Jain Dharma Goes Beyond Religion

  • A popular Japanese saying is "Born Shinto, Die Buddhist," meaning the life-cycle rituals of Japanese are inspired by Shintoism whereas the death rituals are inspired by Buddhism.

    Pankaj Jain, Ph.D.: Jain Dharma Goes Beyond Religion

  • I feel the same way about Christianity that I do about Zoroastrianism, Wicca, Shintoism, Zeus, Thor, Astarte, ad infinitum.

    Harlan Ellison on God

  • The Japanese island of Itsukushima (popularly known as Miyajima, or Shrine Island), in the Inland Sea, remains one of the key holy places for Shintoism, the Japanese religion.

    Itsukushima Shrine: Destination Of The Day (PHOTOS)

  • However, according to Albert Speer, Hitler once told him that he considered the adoption of Christianity by the German populace to be a mistake and that Shintoism would have been a better alternative.

    How reviewers sometimes tell as much about themselves as about the book - The Panda's Thumb

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