Ch 7: History of Shintoism

About This Chapter

Discover interesting details about the history of Shintoism, including its influences on Buddhism and Japanese culture. The concise lessons in this chapter are especially valuable when preparing for a test or working on class assignments.

History of Shintoism - Chapter Summary

In these lessons on the history of Shintoism, you can review why it ended as a Japanese state religion after World War II. You can also gain a better understanding of why every Japanese community contains a Shinto shrine. By the end of the chapter, you should be positioned to:

  • Discuss the origin of Shintoism
  • Explain how Shintoism influenced Buddhism
  • Recall the tenets of Shinto
  • Describe the role of Shinto in Japanese life
  • Communicate the purpose of Shinto shrines

These lessons are easy to comprehend, which enables you to fully understand the history of Shintoism. If you have a question about a particular topic, you can submit it to our experts. There's also a brief quiz for each lesson to make sure you understand the concepts covered. You can print the quiz and use it as an offline study worksheet.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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