Rennyo and the Roots of Modern Japanese Buddhism

Rennyo and the Roots of Modern Japanese Buddhism By Mark L. Blum, Rennyo and the Roots of Modern Japanese Buddhism Rennyo Shonin 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 influ
  • Title: Rennyo and the Roots of Modern Japanese Buddhism
  • Author: Mark L. Blum
  • ISBN: 9780195132755
  • Page: 318
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Rennyo and the Roots of Modern Japanese Buddhism By Mark L. Blum, 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, eRennyo 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 and largely overlooked by the West This volume offers an assessment of Rennyo s contribution to Buddhist thought and the Honganji religious organization A collection of 16 previously unpublished essays by both Japanese and non Japanese scholars in the areas of historical studies, Shinshu studies, and comparative religion, it is the first book to confront many of the major questions surrounding the phenomenal growth of Honganji under Rennyo s leadership The authors examine such topics as the source of Rennyo s charisma, the soteriological implications of his thought against the background of other movements in Pure Land Buddhism, and the relationship between his ideas and the growth of his church This collection is an important first step in bringing this important figure to an audience outside Japan It will be of significant interest to scholars in the fields of Japanese religion, Japanese social history, comparative religion, and the sociology of religion.
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