Religions of the World (1998)

Genres - Spirituality & Philosophy  |   Sub-Genres - Religions & Belief Systems  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - United States   |  
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Narrated by Ben Kingsley, each installment in the Religions of the World series offers an in-depth investigation into the practices and theology of a major world religion. Through interviews with experts, examination of artifacts, and dramatic reenactments, the major facets of these faiths are brought to light and explicated. In this particular video, the Japanese brand of Buddhism known as Shinto is examined. Included is a discussion of the political role religion has played in Japanese history as a nationally unifying force.

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ceremony, Japan, myth, ritual, Shintoism, tradition