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Interpreting Amida

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Author: Galen Dean Amstutz
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791433096
Size: 60.64 MB
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Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 248
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Book Description: Examines the history of Japanese Pure Land Buddhism and how orientalist assumptions have caused the West to ignore this important tradition.


Exile And Otherness

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Author: Ilana Maymind
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 1498574599
Size: 65.86 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Philosophy
Languages : en
Pages : 190
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Book Description: In Exile and Otherness: The Ethics of Shinran and Maimonides, Ilana Maymind argues that Shinran (1173–1263), the founder of True Pure Land Buddhism (Jodo Shinshu), and Maimonides (1138–1204), a Jewish philosopher, Torah scholar, and physician, were both deeply affected by their conditions of exile as shown in the construction of their ethics. By juxtaposing the exilic experiences of two contemporaries who are geographically and culturally separated and yet share some of the same concerns, this book expands the boundaries of Shin Buddhist studies and Jewish studies. It demonstrates that the integration into a new environment for Shinran and the creative mixture of cultures for Maimonides allowed them to view certain issues from the position of empathic outsiders. Maymind demonstrates that the biographical experiences of these two thinkers who exhibit sensitivity to the neglected and suffering others, resonate with conditions of exile and diasporic living in pluralistic societies that define the lives of many individuals, communities, and societies in the twenty-first century.


Three Mountains And Seven Rivers

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Author: Musashi Tachikawa
Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publ.
ISBN: 9788120824683
Size: 54.65 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Buddhism
Languages : en
Pages : 903
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Book Description: Three mountains and the seven rivers is a collection of 56 essays to felicitate the sixtieth birthday of Doctor Musashi Techikawa, Professor at Aichi gakuin University in Nagoya. This volume consist of thirteen Sections; (1) Ancient Geography, (2) Buddhism, (3) Madhyamika, (4) Iconography, (5) Jainism, (6) Logic, (7) Poetics, (9) Social Practice, (10) Tibetan Themes, (11) Vedanta and Mimamsa, (12) Samkhya and Yoga and (13) Tantrism. these saetions throw new light on enduring themes in Indian studies as well as raises fresh issues.


Jodo Shinshu

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Author: James C. Dobbins
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
ISBN: 9780824826208
Size: 64.17 MB
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Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 264
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Book Description: This work combines the biography of the founder of Shin Buddhism with a detailed study of the complex development of the religion, from its simple beginnings as a small, rural primarily lay Buddhist movement in the 12th century to its rapid growth as a powerful urban religion in the 15th century.


Japanese New Religions In Global Perspective

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Author: Peter B Clarke
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136828729
Size: 30.44 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 321
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Book Description: Since the 1960s virtually every part of the world has seen the arrival and establishment of Japanese new religious movements, a process that has followed quickly on the heels of the most active period of Japanese economic expansion overseas. This book examines the nature and extent of this religious expansion outside Japan.


Shin Buddhism

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Author: Taitetsu Unno
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 0385504705
Size: 35.56 MB
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Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 288
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Book Description: Interest in Buddhism continues to grow throughout North America, and more and more readers are moving beyond the familiar Zen and Tibetan traditions to examine other types of Buddhism. In Shin Buddhism, Taitetsu Unno explains the philosophy anc practices of "Pure Land" Buddhism, which dates back to the sixth century C.E., when Buddhism was first introduced in Japan. While Zen Buddhism flourished in remote monasteries, the Pure Land tradition was adopted by the common people. With a combination of spiritual insight and unparalled scholoarship, the author describes the literature, history, and principles of this form of Buddhism and illuminates the ways in which it embodies this religion's most basic tenet: "No human life should be wasted, abandoned, or forgotten but should be transformed into a source of vibrant life, deep wisdom, and compassionate living." As a practice that evolved to harmonize with the realities of everyday life, Shin Buddhism will be particularly attractive to contemporary Western readers.


Member States Versus The European Union

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Author: Alan Littler
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
ISBN: 9004186581
Size: 62.12 MB
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Category : Law
Languages : en
Pages : 575
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Book Description: National attempts to regulate gambling often run into conflict with the EU’s internal market. This book analyses the approaches taken at the national level against the requirements of EU law in addition to contextualizing a highly polarised debate.


The Social Dimension Of Shin Buddhism

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Author: Ugo Dessì
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004186530
Size: 76.37 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 286
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Book Description: This book analyzes social aspects of Shin Buddhism (J?do Shinsh?), a mainstream Japanese religious tradition. The contributions collected here especially focus on the intersection between Shin Buddhism, politics, education, social movements, economy, culture and the media, gender, and globalization.


Religion And The Politics Of Peace And Conflict

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Author: Linda Hogan
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1630878235
Size: 43.76 MB
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Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 262
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Book Description: The connections between religion and violence are complex and multifaceted. From the conflicts in Middle East and the Balkans to those in Southeast Asia and beyond, religion frames and legitimates political violence. Moreover, in international relations since 9/11, religious language and metaphors have acquired a new significance. In this context the emerging consensus appears to be not only that violence is intrinsic to religion, but also that religions incite, legitimate, and intensify political violence. However, such an unambiguous indictment of religions is incomplete in that it fails both to appreciate significant counter examples and to recognize the diversity that exists within religions on the issue of violence, particularly the religious roots of pacifism and the ethics of non-violence. This collection explores aspects of this ambivalence between religion and violence. It focuses on traditions of legitimation and pacifism within the three monotheistic religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam, and concludes with an examination of this ambivalence as it unfolds in each tradition's engagement with the politics of gender.


Understanding Religious Pluralism

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Author: Peter C. Phan
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1630874892
Size: 80.56 MB
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Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 336
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Book Description: Our contemporary world is fast becoming religiously diverse in a variety of ways. Thanks to globalization and migration, to mention only two current worldwide trends, people of diverse and sometimes mutually hostile faiths are now sharing neighborhoods and encountering one another's religious traditions on a daily basis. For scholars in religious studies and theology the issue to be examined is whether religious diversity is merely the result of historical development and social interaction, or whether it is inherent in the object of belief--part of the very structure of faith and our attempts to understand and express it. The essays in this volume range from explorations of the impact of religious diversity on religious studies to examples of interfaith encounter and dialogue, and current debates on Christian theology of religion. These essays examine not only the theoretical issues posed by religious pluralism to the study of religion and Christian theology but also concrete cases in which religious pluralism has been a bone of contention. Together, they open up new vistas for further conversation on the nature and development of religious pluralism.