The Origins and Development of Pure Land Buddhism
A Study and Translation of Gyonen's Jodo Homon Genrusho
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Origins and Development of Pure Land Buddhism by Mark L. Blum
Book DescriptionIn this book, Mark Blum offers a critical look at the thought and impact of the late 13th-century Buddhist historian Gyonen (1240-1321) and the emergent Pure Land school of Buddhism founded by Honen (1133-1212). Blum also provides a clear and fully annotated translation of Gyonen's Jodo homon genrusho, the first history of Pure Land Buddhism.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780195125245
(242mm x 165mm x 40mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2000
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Mark L. Blum
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Rennyo Shonin (1415-1499) is considered the 'second founder' of Shin Buddhism. This book deals with the major questions surrounding the phenomenal growth of Hongaji under Rennyo's leadership, such as the source of charisma, the soteriological implications of his thought against the background of other movements in Pure Land Buddhism, and more.
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