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Living in Amida's universal vow : essays in Shin Buddhism

Author: Alfred Bloom
Publisher: Bloomington, Ind. : World Wisdom, [2004]
Series: Perennial philosophy series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Though it has been in the West for over one hundred years, Pure Land and Shin Buddhism has been little known or understood among Western peoples. This book brings together a sampling of the resources available for the study of Shin Pure Land Buddhism through a variety of essays from important and influential journals, and so contributes to a greater understanding of Buddhism in general and this school of Buddhism  Read more...
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Living in Amida's universal vow.
Bloomington, Ind. : World Wisdom, [2004]
(DLC) 2004006768
(OCoLC)54897810
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alfred Bloom
ISBN: 9781935493310 1935493310 1933316039 9781933316031
OCLC Number: 76821266
Description: 1 online resource (xxv, 305 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: The great path of absolute other power and My faith / Kiyozawa Manshi --
The significance of Dharmakara Bodhisattva as earthly savior / Soga Ryojin --
The meaning of salvation in the doctrine of Pure Land Buddhism / Kaneko Daiei --
Shin Buddhism / Daisets T. Suzuki --
Centering and the world beyond / Takeuchi Yoshinori --
The practice of Jodo-Shinshu / Taisetsu Unno --
Shinjin is the eternal now / Omine Akira --
Shinran's vision of absolute compassion / Alfred Bloom --
Religious transformation and language in Shinran / Dennis Hirota --
Freedom and necessity in Shinran's concept of karma / Ueda Yoshifumi --
Joy of Shinran : rethinking the traditional Shinshu views on the concept of the stage of truly settled / Murakami Sokusui --
Shinran and authority in Buddhism / Galen Amstutz --
Shinran and modern individualism / Gerhard Schepers --
Shinran and human dignity : opening an historic horizon / Futaba Kenko --
Towards a Shin Buddhist social ethics / Ama Toshimaro --
My socialism / Takagi Kenmyo --
Ethics in American Jodo Shinshu : trans-ethical responsibility / Kenneth K. Tanaka --
Shinran's indebtedness to T'an-luan / Bando Shojun --
Pure Land Buddhist hermeneutics : Honen's interpretation of nembutsu / Allan A. Andrews --
David, Shankara, Honen / Frithjof Schuon --
Mutual transformation of Pure Land Buddhism and Christianity / Takeda Ryusei.
Series Title: Perennial philosophy series.
Responsibility: edited by Alfred Bloom ; foreword by Taitetsu Unno.

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"Though it has been in the West for over one hundred years, Pure Land and Shin Buddhism has been little known or understood among Western peoples. This book brings together a sampling of the resources available for the study of Shin Pure Land Buddhism through a variety of essays from important and influential journals, and so contributes to a greater understanding of Buddhism in general and this school of Buddhism in particular."--

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