Japanese Mythology: Hermeneutics on Scripture

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Japanese Mythology: Hermeneutics on Scripture - Isomae, Jun'ichi, and Subramanian, Mukund
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Before the westernisation of Japan, mythological events were treated as national history. Two key documents have contributed to this history, both written over 1300 years ago: 'Kojiki', the Tale of Old Age, and 'Nihonshoki', the Chronicle of Japanese History. Both the Imperial Court and the general public searched for the origin of their identity in these documents, which took on the central and sacred role of scripture. Through the act of commentary and interpretation, the sacred books connected interpreters to their ...

Japanese Mythology: Hermeneutics on Scripture 2010, Routledge, Sheffield

ISBN-13: 9781845531836

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Japanese Mythology: Hermeneutics on Scripture 2010, Routledge, Sheffield

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