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Death and the afterlife in Japanese Buddhism

Author: Jacqueline Ilyse Stone; Mariko Namba Walter
Publisher: Honolulu : University of Hawaiʻi Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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For more than a thousand years, Buddhism has dominated Japanese death rituals and concepts of the afterlife. This title contains nine essays that bring to light both continuity and change in death  Read more...

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Death and the afterlife in Japanese Buddhism.
Honolulu : University of Hawaiʻi Press, ©2008
(OCoLC)609093899
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jacqueline Ilyse Stone; Mariko Namba Walter
ISBN: 0824832043 9780824832049
OCLC Number: 213407351
Description: x, 382 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Mukaekō : practice for the deathbed / Sarah Johanna Horton --
With the help of "good friends" : deathbed ritual practices in early medieval Japan / Jacqueline I. Stone --
Beyond death and the afterlife : considering relic veneration in medieval Japan / Brian O. Ruppert --
Collective suicide at the funeral of Jitsunyo : mimesis or solidarity / Mark L. Blum --
At the crossroads of birth and death : the blood pool hell and postmortem fetal extraction / Hank Glassman --
Funerary Zen : Sōtō Zen death management in Tokugawa Japan / Duncan Ryūken Williams --
The structure of Japanese Buddhist funerals / Mariko Namba Walter --
The price of naming the deat : posthumous precept names and critiques of contemporary Japanese Buddhism / Stephen G. Covell --
The orthodox heresy of Buddhist funerals / George J. Tanabe Jr.
Responsibility: edited by Jacqueline I. Stone and Mariko Namba Walter.

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