Exploring Shinto - Michael Pye

Exploring Shinto - Michael Pye

12. Responsive Reflections on Buddhism and Shinto

Exploring Shinto - Michael Pye

Katja Triplett [+-]
University of Leipzig
Katja Triplett is Associate Fellow at the Humanities Center of Advanced Studies „Multiple Secularities – Beyond the West, Beyond Modernities, “ University of Leipzig. She is an affiliated Professor of the Study of Religions at Marburg University, where she curated the Religionskundliche Sammlung from 2007 to 2012. She received her Doctorate in the Study of Religions from Marburg University where she also studied Japanese Linguistics and Cultural Anthropology. Her main fields of interest are Buddhism, religion and medicine, and visual and material culture. She has published widely on Japanese religions. Among her recent publications is Buddhism and Medicine in Japan (De Gruyter, 2019).


This paper is a response to all eight contributions in part II of the present volume (Exploring Shinto) which is headed “Exploring Borderlands of Shinto.” The focus is on how the complex relations between Buddhism and Shinto manifest themselves both in intellectual conceptualisations and in the shaping of religious sites.

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Triplett, Katja. 12. Responsive Reflections on Buddhism and Shinto. Exploring Shinto. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 218-227 Jul 2020. ISBN 9781781799604. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=39492. Date accessed: 16 Jun 2024 doi: 10.1558/equinox.39492. Jul 2020

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