Toward a Contemporary Understanding of Pure Land Buddhism

Toward a Contemporary Understanding of Pure Land Buddhism

by Dennis Hirota

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ISBN-13: 9780791492840
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication date: 09/30/2009
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 942 KB

Table of Contents

A Note on the Formatvii
Introduction1
Part 1Contemporary Interpretations of Pure Land Buddhist Tradition
1.Images of Reality in the Shin Buddhist Path: A Hermeneutical Approach33
2.Understanding Amida Buddha and the Pure Land: A Process Approach73
3.Mandala Contemplation and Pure Land Practice: A Comparative Study: A Buddhological Approach101
Part 2Responses from Two Western Religious Thinkers
4.Pure Land Buddhism Today: Some Methodological Issues in Recent Revisionist Interpretations127
5.A Christian Critique of Pure Land Buddhism147
Part 3Reconsiderations of Buddhist Theological Reflection
6.Dialogic Engagement and Truth163
7.A Call to Compassion199
8.The World and Amida Buddha223
Afterword241
Bibliography249
List of Contributors253
Index255

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What can we learn about today's Shin Buddhism by telling Christian theologians about it? John S. Yokota's work here on the Buddhist side is inspiring. Robert B. Cobb, Jr., understands him well from the Christian side. Dennis Hirota, the editor, is neither of the same mind nor as readable as Yokota and Cobb and the others, but we can thank him for this book anyway. I read it twice. Read it on paper if you can: the e-book formatting isn't too good.