Early Kamakura Buddhism: A Minority Report

Early Kamakura Buddhism: A Minority Report

by Robert E. Morrell
     
 

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Japanese historians have dealt with Kamakura Buddhism in terms of the major sectarian developments of the time, tending to ignore the fact that the ancient sects continued to exist and exert influence on the development of the tradition. Prof. Morrell has provided "a minority report," a study of these smaller but nonetheless important groups within Buddhism during the

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Japanese historians have dealt with Kamakura Buddhism in terms of the major sectarian developments of the time, tending to ignore the fact that the ancient sects continued to exist and exert influence on the development of the tradition. Prof. Morrell has provided "a minority report," a study of these smaller but nonetheless important groups within Buddhism during the Kamakura period. This is a much needed addition to the works dealing with the history and religions of Japan. It will be of interest not only to Buddhist scholars but to all those who deal with the culture of Japan.

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ISBN-13:
9780895818508
Publisher:
Jain Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/28/2002
Series:
Nanzan Studies in Religion and Culture
Edition description:
JAIN PUBLISHING COMPANY
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

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