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Title Rennyo and the roots of modern Japanese Buddhism / edited by Mark L. Blum and Shinʼya Yasutomi
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 298 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (some color), color map
Contents Foreword; Contents; Abbreviations; Contributors; 1. Introduction: The Study of Rennyo; I. Historical Studies; Photo gallery; II. Shinshu Studies; III. Comparative Religion; A Chronology of Rennyo's Life; Glossary; Bibliography; Index
Summary Rennyo Shonin (1415-1499) is considered the "second founder" of Shin Buddhism. Under his leadership, the Honganji branch grew in size and power, becoming a national organization with great wealth and influence. Rennyo's success lay in conveying an attractive spiritual message while exerting effective administrative control. A savvy politician as well as religious leader, ennyo played a significant role in political, economic, and institutional developments. Though he is undeniably one of the most influential persons in the history of Japanese religion, his legacy remains enigmatic an
Notes "International Institute for Comprehensive Shinshu Studies, Ōtani University."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-284) and index
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Subject Rennyo, 1415-1499.
Shin (Sect) -- Doctrines.
Form Electronic book
Author Blum, Mark Laurence.
Yasutomi, Shin'ya, 1944-
Ōtani Daigaku.
ISBN 0195132750
0195350995 (electronic bk.)
1429438401 (electronic bk.)
9780195350999 (electronic bk.)
9781429438407 (electronic bk.)