Important Terms to Remember (***for REL 125: refer to "Exam Review" links at bottom of REL 125 syllabus)
Bushido (what is is and what it isn't!)
The Imperial Rescript
The Shinto Directive
Discussion Questions (***for REL 125: refer to "Exam Review" links at bottom of REL 125 syllabus)
1. What comparisons can you make between concepts that are central to Shinto belief/practice and ideas that we have previously discussed in relation to a) primal religious traditions, and b) Chinese religious traditions?
2. Historically, Shinto
has had its "bad moments." To what is this referring?
In what ways are such "moments" similar to
contemporary socio-political and/or religious trends that have
surfaced in the United States in the late 20th century?
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