A New History of Shinto. By John Breen and Mark Teeuwen. Malden and Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2010. x + 264 pages. ISBN 978 1 4051 5516 8.

In: Journal of Religion in Japan
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The book is co-authored by John Breen and Mark Teeuwen. Both authors are well-known scholars in the domain of religions in Japan. The book is part of a series on the history of various topics in theology and religion that aims to introduce these topics by means accessible to the general public. It is worth noting that the authors’ approach to the history of Shintō can be, with certain precaution, determined as “postmodern,” yet “deconstructionist.” For that reason the book is perhaps more difficult to follow for those who are less familiar with the traditional or conventional way of interpreting

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