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A Cultural History Of Japanese Buddhism


Author : William E. Deal
language : en
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date : 2015-03-31


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A Cultural History of Japanese Buddhism offers a comprehensive, nuanced, and chronological account of the evolution of Buddhist religion in Japan from the sixth century to the present day. Traces each period of Japanese history to reveal the complex and often controversial histories of Japanese Buddhists and their unfolding narratives Examines relevant social, political, and transcultural contexts, and places an emphasis on Japanese Buddhist discourses and material culture Addresses the increasing competition between Buddhist, Shinto, and Neo-Confucian world-views through to the mid-nineteenth century Informed by the most recent research, including the latest Japanese and Western scholarship Illustrates the richness and complexity of Japanese Buddhism as a lived religion, offering readers a glimpse into the development of this complex and often misunderstood tradition

Japanese Buddhism


Author : Yoshirō Tamura
language : en
Publisher: Kosei Publishing Company
Release Date : 2000


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Buddhism was founded in India more than two thousand years ago, but the Japanese molded it to suit their culture, and it became one of the most enduring and far-reaching cultural and intellectual forces in JapanAEs history. The stamp of Japanese Buddhism is unmistakable in the nationAEs poetry, literature, and art; and the imprint of JapanAEs indigenous culture is clear from the amalgamation of pre-Buddhist worship and esoteric Buddhism in the practice of the Shugendo ascetics. JapanAEs Buddhism and the nationAEs cultural infrastructure are so inextricably linked that it is impossible to understand one without the other.Japanese Buddhismis both a history of Japanese Buddhism and an introduction to JapanAEs political, social, and cultural history. It examines Japanese Buddhism in the context of literary and intellectual trends and of other religions, exploring social and intellectual questions that an ordinary history of religion would not address.

Buddhist Materiality


Author : Fabio Rambelli
language : en
Publisher: Stanford Univ Pr
Release Date : 2007


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This innovative book shows that throughout its history, contrary to received assumptions, Buddhism developed a sophisticated philosophy of materiality--one that allowed human beings to give shape and expression to their deepest religious and spiritual ideas.

A History Of Japanese Buddhism


Author : Kenji Matsuo
language : en
Publisher:
Release Date : 2007


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This first comprehensive introductory study of the history of Japanese Buddhism from the sixth to the twentieth centuries by one of Japan's leading Buddhist Studies scholars is to be widely welcomed. The main focus of the work is on the life, activities and role of the monk (o-bo-san) as the main agent of Buddhism, together with the historical processes by which monks have been at the centre of the development of Japanese Buddhism up to the present day, not least regarding the salvation of women and outcasts which in part informed a new Buddhist 'enlightenment' in Japan known as Kamakura New Buddhism, which the author claims established the foundations of the Japanese way of life and culture as we know it today. Students and researchers will find A History of Japanese Buddhism an indispensable source of reference, as well as providing valuable key benchmarks for further research.

Pure Land Buddhism In Modern Japanese Culture


Author : Elisabetta Porcu
language : en
Publisher: Brill Academic Pub
Release Date : 2008


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Focusing on one of the most influential religious traditions in Japan, Pure Land Buddhism, this book offers a survey of its impact on mainstream forms of art in modern and contemporary Japan

Faith And Power In Japanese Buddhist Art 1600 2005


Author : Patricia Jane Graham
language : en
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
Release Date : 2007-01-01


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Explores the transformation of Buddhism from the premodern to the contemporary era in Japan and the central role its visual culture has played in this transformation. Although Buddhism is generally regarded as peripheral to modern Japanese society, this book demonstrates otherwise.

Visions Of Power


Author : Bernard Faure
language : en
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Release Date : 2000


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Bernard Faure's previous works are well known as guides to some of the more elusive aspects of the Chinese tradition of Chan Buddhism and its outgrowth, Japanese Zen. Continuing his efforts to look at Chan/Zen with a full array of postmodernist critical techniques, Faure now probes the imaginaire, or mental universe, of the Buddhist Soto Zen master Keizan Jokin (1268-1325). Although Faure's new book may be read at one level as an intellectual biography, Keizan is portrayed here less as an original thinker than as a representative of his culture and an example of the paradoxes of the Soto school. The Chan/Zen doctrine that he avowed was allegedly reasonable and demythologizing, but he lived in a psychological world that was just as imbued with the marvelous as was that of his contemporary Dante Alighieri. Drawing on his own dreams to demonstrate that he possessed the magical authority that he felt to reside also in icons and relics, Keizan strove to use these "visions of power" to buttress his influence as a patriarch. To reveal the historical, institutional, ritual, and visionary elements in Keizan's life and thought and to compare these to Soto doctrine, Faure draws on largely neglected texts, particularly the Record of Tokoku (a chronicle that begins with Keizan's account of the origins of the first of the monasteries that he established) and the kirigami, or secret initiation documents.