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By Mark L. Blum,Shin'ya Yasutomi

ISBN-10: 0195132750

ISBN-13: 9780195132755

Rennyo Shonin (1415-1499) is taken into account the "second founder" of Shin Buddhism. lower than his management, the Honganji department grew in dimension and tool, changing into a countrywide association with nice wealth and effect. Rennyo's luck lay in conveying an enticing religious message whereas exerting potent administrative keep watch over. A savvy flesh presser in addition to spiritual chief, ennyo performed an important position in political, monetary, and institutional advancements. notwithstanding he's undeniably some of the most influential folks within the historical past of eastern faith, his legacy continues to be enigmatic and principally missed by means of the West. This quantity deals an evaluate of Rennyo's contribution to Buddhist notion and the Honganji spiritual association. a set of sixteen formerly unpublished essays through either eastern and non-Japanese students within the components of ancient experiences, Shinshu stories, and comparative faith, it's the first booklet to confront the various significant questions surrounding the exceptional development of Honganji below Rennyo's management. The authors study such themes because the resource of Rennyo's air of mystery, the soteriological implications of his suggestion opposed to the history of different routine in natural Land Buddhism, and the connection among his principles and the expansion of his church. This assortment is a crucial first step in bringing this crucial determine to an viewers open air Japan. it is going to be of important curiosity to students within the fields of jap faith, jap social heritage, comparative faith, and the sociology of religion.

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