The most exhaustive anthropological study of the Japanese has been made by Dr E.
On the anthropological aspect of the cult, see also A.
But whether we are justified in speaking of a Teutonic race in the anthropological sense is at least doubtful, for the mcst striking characteristics of these peoples occur also to a considerable extent among their eastern and western neighbours, where they can hardly be ascribed altogether to Teutonic admixture.
Hegel, before the anthropological stage, found it in magic. Max Muller, building on philosophy and mythology, affirmed that " Religion consists in the perception of the infinite under such manifestations as are able to influence the moral character of man " (Natural Religion, 18 99, p. 188).
The anthropological expert, on the other hand, insists on making the primitive point of view itself the be-all and end-all of his investigations.