A Cultural History of Japanese Buddhism

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Genre: Religion
Original Publish Date: Mar 31, 2015
Product Number: EB00612178
Released: Jun 07, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781118608333
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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Description

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

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