Critical Readings on Pure Land Buddhism in Japan 3 Vols

Pure Land was one of the main fields of mythopoesis and discourse among the Asian Buddhist traditions, and in Japan of central cultural importance from the Heian period right up to the present.

Author: Galen Amstutz

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ISBN: 9789004401402

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Pure Land was one of the main fields of mythopoesis and discourse among the Asian Buddhist traditions, and in Japan of central cultural importance from the Heian period right up to the present. However, its range, inconsistency, variability, and complexity have tended to be misevaluated. The pieces reproduced in this set, organized both chronologically and thematically, have been chosen as linchpin works accentuating the diversity of what evolved under this heading of Buddhism. Special attention is given to the traps into which Western observers may fall, the role of the large True Pure Land (Jōdoshinshū) school, and the richness of Tokugawa and twentieth-century developments. These selections of previously published articles will serve as an essential starting-point for anyone interested in this perhaps underestimated area of Buddhist studies.

Critical Readings on Pure Land Buddhism in Japan

Pure Land was one of the main fields of mythopoesis and discourse among the Asian Buddhist traditions, and in Japan of central cultural importance from the Heian period right up to the present.

Author: Galen Amstutz

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004401504

Category: Religion

Page: 356

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Pure Land was one of the main fields of mythopoesis and discourse among the Asian Buddhist traditions, and in Japan of central cultural importance from the Heian period right up to the present. The pieces reproduced in this set have been chosen as linchpin works accentuating the diversity and evolution of Pure Land Buddhism. These selections of previously published articles will serve as an essential starting-point for anyone interested in this perhaps underestimated area of Buddhist studies.

Critical Readings on Pure Land Buddhism in Japan

Pure Land was one of the main fields of mythopoesis and discourse among the Asian Buddhist traditions, and in Japan of central cultural importance from the Heian period right up to the present.

Author: Galen Amstutz

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004401520

Category: Religion

Page: 316

View: 129

Pure Land was one of the main fields of mythopoesis and discourse among the Asian Buddhist traditions, and in Japan of central cultural importance from the Heian period right up to the present. The pieces reproduced in this set have been chosen as linchpin works accentuating the diversity and evolution of Pure Land Buddhism. These selections of previously published articles will serve as an essential starting-point for anyone interested in this perhaps underestimated area of Buddhist studies.

Critical Readings on Pure Land Buddhism in Japan

Pure Land was one of the main fields of mythopoesis and discourse among the Asian Buddhist traditions, and in Japan of central cultural importance from the Heian period right up to the present.

Author: Galen Amstutz

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004401512

Category: Religion

Page: 466

View: 178

Pure Land was one of the main fields of mythopoesis and discourse among the Asian Buddhist traditions, and in Japan of central cultural importance from the Heian period right up to the present. The pieces reproduced in this set have been chosen as linchpin works accentuating the diversity and evolution of Pure Land Buddhism. These selections of previously published articles will serve as an essential starting-point for anyone interested in this perhaps underestimated area of Buddhist studies.

Critical Readings on Pure Land Buddhism in Japan

Pure Land was one of the main fields of mythopoesis and discourse among the Asian Buddhist traditions, and in Japan of central cultural importance from the Heian period right up to the present.

Author: Galen Amstutz

Publisher:

ISBN: 9789004401372

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Page:

View: 537

Pure Land was one of the main fields of mythopoesis and discourse among the Asian Buddhist traditions, and in Japan of central cultural importance from the Heian period right up to the present. However, its range, inconsistency, variability, and complexity have tended to be misevaluated. The pieces reproduced in this set, organized both chronologically and thematically, have been chosen as linchpin works accentuating the diversity of what evolved under this heading of Buddhism. Special attention is given to the traps into which Western observers may fall, the role of the large True Pure Land (Jōdoshinshū) school, and the richness of Tokugawa and twentieth-century developments. These selections of previously published articles will serve as an essential starting-point for anyone interested in this perhaps underestimated area of Buddhist studies.

Pure Land Real World

Pure Land, Real World treats the religious thought of these three major figures in English for the first time.

Author: Melissa Anne-Marie Curley

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 082485778X

Category: Religion

Page: 280

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For close to a thousand years Amida’s Pure Land, a paradise of perfect ease and equality, was the most powerful image of shared happiness circulating in the Japanese imagination. In the late nineteenth century, some Buddhist thinkers sought to reinterpret the Pure Land in ways that would allow it speak to modern Japan. Their efforts succeeded in ways they could not have predicted. During the war years, economist Kawakami Hajime, philosopher Miki Kiyoshi, and historian Ienaga Saburō—left-leaning thinkers with no special training in doctrinal studies and no strong connection to any Buddhist institution—seized upon modernized images of Shinran in exile and a transcendent Western Paradise to resist the demands of a state that was bearing down on its citizens with increasing force. Pure Land, Real World treats the religious thought of these three major figures in English for the first time. Kawakami turned to religion after being imprisoned for his involvement with the Japanese Communist Party, borrowing the Shinshū image of the two truths to assert that Buddhist law and Marxist social science should reinforce each other, like the two wings of a bird. Miki, a member of the Kyoto School who went from prison to the crown prince’s think tank and back again, identified Shinran’s religion as belonging to the proletariat: For him, following Shinran and working toward building a buddha land on earth were akin to realizing social revolution. And Ienaga’s understanding of the Pure Land—as the crystallization of a logic of negation that undermined every real power structure—fueled his battle against the state censorship system, just as he believed it had enabled Shinran to confront the world’s suffering head on. Such readings of the Pure Land tradition are idiosyncratic—perhaps even heretical—but they hum with the same vibrancy that characterized medieval Pure Land belief. Innovative and refreshingly accessible, Pure Land, Real World shows that the Pure Land tradition informed twentieth-century Japanese thought in profound and surprising ways and suggests that it might do the same for twenty-first-century thinkers. The critical power of Pure Land utopianism has yet to be exhausted.

Discourse and Ideology in Medieval Japanese Buddhism

The medieval period of Japanese religious history is commonly known as one in which there was a radical transformation of the religious culture. This book suggests an alternate approach to understanding the dynamics of that transformation.

Author: Richard K. Payne

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134242107

Category: History

Page: 288

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The medieval period of Japanese religious history is commonly known as one in which there was a radical transformation of the religious culture. This book suggests an alternate approach to understanding the dynamics of that transformation. One main topic of analysis focuses on what Buddhism - its practices and doctrines, its traditions and institutions - meant for medieval Japanese peoples themselves. This is achieved by using the notions of discourse and ideology and juxtaposing various topics on shared linguistic practices and discursive worlds of medieval Japanese Buddhism. Collating contributions from outstanding scholars in the field of Buddhist Studies, the editors have created an important work that builds on preliminary work on rethinking the importance and meaning of Kamakura Buddhism published recently in English, and adds greatly to the debate.

Buddhisms in Asia

The text aims to represent “Buddhisms” by approaching the subject from a broad range of disciplinary perspectives, including art history, anthropology, history, literature, philosophy, religious studies, and pedagogy. “I teach an ...

Author: Nicholas S. Brasovan

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 1438475861

Category: Philosophy

Page: 210

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A guide to Buddhism’s rich variety of traditions and cultural expressions for educators who would like to include Buddhism in their undergraduate courses. Over its long history, Buddhism has never been a simple monolithic phenomenon, but rather a complex living tradition—or better, a family of traditions—continually shaped by and shaping a vast array of social, economic, political, literary, and aesthetic contexts across East Asia, South Asia, and Southeast Asia. Written by undergraduate educators, Buddhisms in Asia offers a guide to Buddhism’s rich variety of traditions and cultural expressions for educators who would like to include Buddhism in their undergraduate courses. It introduces fundamental yet often underrepresented Buddhist texts, concepts, and material in their historical contexts; presents the major “ecologies” of Buddhist belief, practice, and cultural expression; and provides methodological insights regarding how best to infuse Buddhist content into undergraduate courses in the humanities and social sciences. The text aims to represent “Buddhisms” by approaching the subject from a broad range of disciplinary perspectives, including art history, anthropology, history, literature, philosophy, religious studies, and pedagogy. “I teach an introductory course on Buddhism on a regular basis, and every single chapter of this book gave me ideas for materials I could incorporate, new modules I might develop, and/or better ways I might organize and present existing content to students. I think that the book will be particularly useful to educators in Asian studies who are not themselves specialized in areas of Buddhism or religion. The collection gives them the information on Buddhist philosophy, doctrine, and practice that they would need to better incorporate the role of Buddhism into classes on Asian culture, history, society, and politics.” — Leah Kalmanson, coeditor of Buddhist Responses to Globalization

Methods in Buddhist Studies

Both a demonstration of and critical self-reflection on method, this book explores how methodologies shape our understanding of the diversity of Buddhist traditions in the past and the present.

Author: Scott A. Mitchell

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350046884

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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Both a demonstration of and critical self-reflection on method, this book explores how methodologies shape our understanding of the diversity of Buddhist traditions in the past and the present. International contributors from the West and Asia explore case studies and reflect on methods in the study of Buddhism, united in their debt to Richard K. Payne, the influential Buddhist studies scholar. Methods in Buddhist Studies features new translations of Buddhist works as well as ethnographic studies on contemporary Buddhism in the United States and China. Topics discussed include Buddhist practices in relation to food, material culture, and imperial rituals; the development of modern Buddhist universities; the construction of the canon from the perspective of history, textual analysis, and ritual studies; and the ethical obligations of scholars toward the subject of Buddhism itself. Chapters are drawn from Payne's students and his colleagues, demonstrating the breadth of his intellectual interests. Payne's scholarship has left a remarkable impact on the field, making this volume essential reading for students and scholars of contemporary Buddhism and Buddhist studies.

Luminous Bliss

A Religious History of Pure Land Literature in Tibet : with an Annotated English
Translation and Critical Analysis of the Orgyan-gling Gold ... long - term residents
of his monastery about the application of Pure Land ideals among Western
practitioners of Tibetan Buddhism . ... for his collegiality and for sharing his
pioneer research in Japan on sutra and commentarial trends of Tibetan Pure
Land ; Dr. Ulrike ...

Author: Georgios Halkias

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN:

Category: Philosophy

Page: 335

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This book is a religious history of Pure Land Buddhism in Tibet covering developments from the ninth to the present century and focusing on its distinct literature and related religious practices. It contains as well an annotated translation of an important Tibetan Pure Land text.

The Heritage of World Civilizations

... simplicity , and its reliance on piety , Pure Land Buddhism became the
dominant form of Buddhism in Japan and remains so today . ... Within a rigidly
structured monastic regimen , a vital give - and - take occurred as monks tested
their understanding ... The action was slow and highly stylized : Circling about the
stage could represent a journey , and a vertical motion of the hand , the reading
of a letter .

Author: Albert M. Craig

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 9780130988041

Category: History

Page: 527

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This comprehensive, accessible survey of world history has been extensively revised to provide an even more global and comparative perspective on the events and processes that have shaped our increasingly interdependent world. Written by leading scholars in their respective fields. Interactive maps—one Web-based interactive map in each chapter—provides readers with opportunities to explore the relationships between time and space in shaping world history. Volume 1 covers the period to 1700. The Sixth edition now provides roughly the same amount of coverage for European and non-European regions. Combines unusually strong and thorough coverage of the unique heritage of Asian, African, Islamic, Western, and American civilizations, while highlighting the role of the world's great religious and philosophical traditions. For anyone interested in world civilization or world history.

The Experience of Buddhism

Doctrines of Early Indian Buddhist Chicago : The University of Chicago Schools .
" Asia Major 2 : 1 ... A Modern Matsunaga , Alicia and Matsunaga , Buddhist Bible
: Essential Readings ... Sādhina and Japanese Pure Land Buddhism . Jātaka ...

Author: John Strong

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 418

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Part of the "Religious Life in History Series," this comprehensive anthology provides translations of texts illustrative of Buddhist philosophy and doctrine as well as descriptive, concrete accounts of Buddhist practices, rituals, and experiences. Author John Strong gives careful consideration to many key aspects of the religion in a wide range of geographic and cultural arenas, from Asia to the United States, and gives students a sense of Buddhism's historical evolution in each area. In addition, this new edition of THE EXPERIENCE OF BUDDHISM uniquely offers students a list of pertinent bibliographic suggestions after each reading, giving them the opportunity to both enhance their understanding of the material and streamline their research and paper-writing process.

The Japan Christian Review

Besides his frequent mention of Buddhism and Jodo Shinshū in his writings ,
Takakura often read writings by other Buddhist ... with Sasaki Gessho , a
wellknown lecturer on the history of Buddhist doctrine and of Pure Land
Buddhism . This time spent with Sasaki prompted Takakura to write a critical
essay on Jõdō Shinshū .

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Category: Japan

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The Journal of the International Association of Buddhist Studies

The translation is presented side - by - side with the original Chinese and
Japanese reading . ... classical commentarial works on this text composed in
China , Korea and Japan , as well as modern critical studies ( both books and
essays ) related ... The translation provided in this work , however , has certainly
contributed to standardizing Buddhist technical terms , particularly Pure Land
technical terms .

Author: International Association of Buddhist Studies

Publisher:

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Category: Buddhism

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The Eastern Buddhist

BOOK REVIEWS VOLUME 38 , 1 & 2 ( 2007 ) FEATURED ARTICLES on " D. T.
Suzuki Today , Forty Years from his Passing " : D. T. Suzuki , The Life of a ... on
Religious Reform in Japan ; Ryan Ward , Against Buddhist Unity : Murakami
Sensho and his Sectarian Critics ARTICLES : Kenneth K. Tanaka , The " Latter
Days of the Law ” Ideology among Chinese Pure Land Buddhist Proponents :
The Case of ...

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Category: Mahayana Buddhism

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The University of Virginia Record

RELB 599 - ( 3 ) ( SS ) South and Inner Asian Buddhist Bibliography Critical
survey of Theravada and Mahayana literature including modern secondary and
tertiary sources with practical ... selected topics in the major schools of Japanese
Buddhism , Tendai , Shingon , Pure Land , Nichiren , and Zen . ... Readings in
Sanskrit religious and philosophical texts , their syntax , grammar , and
translation .

Author: University of Virginia

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Cornell University Courses of Study

It will then describe the rise of Jainism and Theravada and Mahayana Buddhism ,
as well as Hindu and Buddhist Tantrism , as ... Reading of non - Japanese to
formulate expressions of cultural authority ( other Asian , as well as African ,
American , and in many times and places . ... ASIAN 406 Contemporary Literary
Selected works in classical Chinese fiction are Criticism in Korea read in
translation .

Author: Cornell University

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The Written Image

Three essays introduce the catalog: a history of the collection and an essay on viewing calligraphy by Barnet and Burto, and an introduction to the calligraphy in their collection by Murase (a consultant on Japanese art at the museum).

Author: Miyeko Murase

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

ISBN: 1588390683

Category: Art, Japanese

Page: 200

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