Retrospective and modern views on modernization and alternative modernization components of shinto and zen buddhism

  • Y. Y. Medviedieva National aviation universityy
Keywords: Shintoism, Zen Buddhism, modernization, kontrmodernization, introduced Christianity, magizm, scepticism


The article is devoted to the ratio of modernization and counter modernizing key components of Japan and religions (partly) introduced Christianity. The author concludes that the various components of the religious consciousness of the Japanese were kontratetycal on two main elements that form the basis of modern Western culture Japanese resistance and cause upgrade. First, science and technology, working on the basis of the laws of nature, which are opposed to the supernatural and the metaphysical world. Secondly, expressed individualism and atomism as hypertrophic respect for the human person, liberal nadzoseredzhenist to a person who undermines the consolidation of corporate social society. Japanese culture in the past was oriented toward modernization, but progress has been very slow. Moreover, in this process, Japan was much more conservative because in Japanese society regulatory institutions of the army, religion and industrial corporations can be considered a kind of constants which not only can be adapted to the modernization of Euro-American style, as suggested selection of authentic script compatible, especially with life values corporatism and solidarity. It is in this dimension of modernization projects related to Christian proselytism, as were «frustrated.» The reason for this breakdown can be considered inherence religion with social cohesion, its actual merging of social institutions, as well as hidden mahizm skepticism and religious outlook that combines Shinto, Confucian and Zen Buddhist elements. Since modernization in Christianity included the distinction darkened minds clerical era and «enlightened enlightenment» of consciousness era of modern times, it is this dichotomy allowed to oppose religious «ignorance» and scientific «enlightenment», the clergy and secular intellectuals, universities and intellectual clubs as a medium spreading the ideology of the bourgeoisie and monasteries as centers of religious clericalism. For Japanese Buddhism, this dichotomy remains irrelevant, since in this religious system as, by the way, Shintoism, no opposition secular / social and religious rationality, which means no distinction between intellectuals, clergy and social stratum administrators who form a social cluster higher death and rationality are the bearers of traditional Weber. 


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Y. Y. Medviedieva, National aviation universityy
doctoral candidate


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Medviedieva, Y. Y. (2016). Retrospective and modern views on modernization and alternative modernization components of shinto and zen buddhism. Scientific and Theoretical Almanac Grani, 19(4), 106-111.