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Bonds of the dead : temples, burial, and the transformation of contemporary Japanese Buddhism

Author: Mark Michael Rowe
Publisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2011.
Series: Buddhism and modernity.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Despite popular images of priests seeking enlightenment in snow-covered mountain temples, the central concern of Japanese Buddhism is death. This title investigates what changing burial forms reveal  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Michael Rowe
ISBN: 9780226730134 0226730131 9780226730158 0226730158
OCLC Number: 940694049
Description: xv, 258 p. : illustrations ; 24 cm
Series Title: Buddhism and modernity.
Responsibility: Mark Michael Rowe.

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"Bonds of the Dead contains a wealth of fascinating information that reminds us that human societies rely on religion to confront the insurmountable problem of death." (William Bodiford, University Read more...

 
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