Japanese Temple Buddhism: Worldliness in a Religion of Renunciation
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272pp. June 2006
Japanese Temple Buddhism: Worldliness in a Religion of Renunciation
Author: Covell, Stephen G.;
There have been many studies that focus on aspects of the history of Japanese Buddhism. Until now, none have addressed important questions of organization and practice in contemporary Buddhism, questions such as how Japanese Buddhism came to be seen as a
Topics in Contemporary Buddhism Series
"Excellent. . . . By avoiding any normative stance on what constitutes ‘true’ Buddhism in Japan and instead providing a nuanced examination of a sect struggling to adjust to drastic social, economic, and demographic change, Covell’s work engages with the
Author: Covell, Stephen G.;
Stephen G. Covell is assistant professor in the Department of Comparative Religion at Western Michigan University.
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Series Editor’s Preface
Acknowledgments
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Introduction: Snapshots of Buddhism in Today’s Japan
1 Temple Buddhism Today: Scholarly and Popular Images of Corruption



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