ISBN-10:
0791433099
ISBN-13:
9780791433096
Pub. Date:
04/01/1997
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Interpreting Amida: History and Orientalism in the Study of Pure Land Buddhism

Interpreting Amida: History and Orientalism in the Study of Pure Land Buddhism

by Galen Amstutz

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ISBN-13: 9780791433096
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication date: 04/01/1997
Series: SUNY Series in Buddhist Studies Series
Pages: 262
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Galen Amstutz is Coordinator of the Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies at Harvard University.

Table of Contents

Preface: Shin Buddhism and Orientalist Interpretation

1. Background: Pure Land Buddhism from India to the Modern Period

2. Modernization

3. Interpreting Pure Land Buddhism before the Nineteenth Century

4. Interpreting Pure Land from the 1870s through World War II

5. Interpreting Pure Land in the Postwar Period

6. Interpreting Pure Land in the Future: A Concluding Prognosis

Appendix: Other Missionaries' and Outside Observers' Reports on Shin in the Late Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

Notes

Bibliography

Index

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