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Experimental Buddhism : innovation and activism in contemporary Japan

Author: John K Nelson
Publisher: Honolulu : University of Hawaiʻi Press, [2013] ©2013
Series: Topics in contemporary Buddhism.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Highlights the complex and often wrenching interactions between long-established religious traditions and rapid social, cultural, and economic change. Based on ethnographic fieldwork and archival  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Nelson, John K. (John Kenneth), 1953-
Experimental Buddhism
(OCoLC)1019735005
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John K Nelson
ISBN: 082483898X 9780824838980 9780824838331 0824838335
OCLC Number: 842307470
Description: xxiv, 292 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Experimental Buddhism : contexts and trajectories --
Japanese versions of Buddhism --
Social welfare and Buddhist-inspired activism --
Four models of experimental Buddhism --
Alternatives and innovations in "Buddhist" religious practice --
The future of Japanese Buddhism.
Series Title: Topics in contemporary Buddhism.
Responsibility: John K. Nelson.
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