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Characteristics of shintô 08 / 28 / 2012
Characteristics that identifiy shintô bearing in mind that, from the viewpoint of a practitioner of minzoku NEO-shintô, these are normative, not definitive.
Praxis the practices of the commons; the people who actually transmit a traditional folkway to the next generation
The Five Criteria of Folklore What are the identifing traits that makes something a part of folklore?
What shintô Doesn't Have shintô doesn't have many of the things that Westerners normally associate with the idea of religion
Influences on shintô The sources of ideas that came from outside the Japanese culture, but that were subsequently incorporated into the body of shintô folklore
Religious Norms Within shintô Ideas that are central to the practices of the various forms of shintô
shintô Virtues Ways of behavior that are encouraged within shintô
shintô and Sin The attitude of shintô practitioners towards what is called sin in the Western religions
shintô and Sex The attitude of shintô practitioners towards sexuality