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A cultural history of Japanese Buddhism

Author: William E Deal; Brian Douglas Ruppert
Publisher: Chichester, West Sussex, Uk ; Malden, MA USA : Wiley, Blackwell, 2015.
Series: Wiley Blackwell guides to Buddhism.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Multiple languagesView all editions and formats
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"Offers a vivid, nuanced, and chronological account of Buddhistreligion in Japan -- from its emergence in the sixth centuryright through to the present day"--
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Deal, William E.
Cultural history of Japanese Buddhism.
Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, [2015]
(DLC) 2015008367
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William E Deal; Brian Douglas Ruppert
ISBN: 9781405167000 1405167009 9781405167017 1405167017
OCLC Number: 904194229
Description: ix, 303 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: List of Illustrations vii Acknowledgments ix Introduction 1 1 Early Historical Contexts (Protohistory to 645) 13 2 Ancient Buddhism (645 950) 45 3 Early Medieval Buddhism (950 1300): The Dawn of Medieval Society and Related Changes in Japanese Buddhist Culture 87 4 Late Medieval Buddhism (1300 1467): New Buddhisms, Buddhist Learning, Dissemination and the Fall into Chaos 135 5 Buddhism and the Transition to the Modern Era (1467 1800) 171 6 Modern Buddhism (1800 1945) 209 7 Buddhism Since 1945 231 Character Glossary 255 Index 287
Series Title: Wiley Blackwell guides to Buddhism.
Responsibility: William E. Deal and Brian Ruppert.
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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.  Read more...

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In short, this study is a welcome contribution to the field and will make an excellent textbook for the classroom. (Japanese Journal of Religious Studies, 1 October 2015)

 
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