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Gyōnen as Buddhist Historian: Scholarship as Praxis

Mark L. Blum

in The Origins and Development of Pure Land Buddhism: A Study and Translation of Gyonen's Jodo Homon Genrusho

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195125245
eISBN:
9780199833993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019512524X.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter assesses Gyōnen's achievement as a historian. For many today, it is Gyōnen the religious historian who is best known, but it remains to be seen precisely what type of historian he was, ... More


The Maṇimēkalai's Buddhist Community Envisioned

Anne E. Monius

in Imagining a Place for Buddhism: Literary Culture and Religious Community in Tamil-Speaking South India

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195139990
eISBN:
9780199834501
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195139992.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The community of Buddhists imagined within the narrative world of the Maṇimēkalai itself is considered – a community whose locus is not the geographical region of Tamil‐speaking southern India in the ... More


The Maṇimēkalai's Community of Readers and Listeners

Anne E. Monius

in Imagining a Place for Buddhism: Literary Culture and Religious Community in Tamil-Speaking South India

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195139990
eISBN:
9780199834501
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195139992.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The nature of the Maṇimēkalai's textual or reading community is considered through an examination of the narrative as a literary work produced in the context of a diverse and multilingual South ... More


Reading Maṇimēkalai as Buddhist Literature

Anne E. Monius

in Imagining a Place for Buddhism: Literary Culture and Religious Community in Tamil-Speaking South India

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195139990
eISBN:
9780199834501
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195139992.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Chapter 1 (and Chs. 2‐3) addresses the earlier of the two extant Tamil (South Indian) Buddhist texts, the Maṇimēkalai, by building on the work of Richman, and reading the text as a consummately ... More


The Vīracōḻiyam: Language, Literary Theory, and Religious Community

Anne E. Monius

in Imagining a Place for Buddhism: Literary Culture and Religious Community in Tamil-Speaking South India

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195139990
eISBN:
9780199834501
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195139992.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapters and the next turn to the eleventh‐century Vīracōliyam and its commentary, both of which construct a technology or theoretical vision of a multilingual literary culture that is claimed ... More


Imagining a Place for Buddhism: Literary Culture and Religious Community in Tamil-Speaking South India

Anne E. Monius

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195139990
eISBN:
9780199834501
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195139992.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The intimate connection between religion and literature has become a commonplace assumption in the study of Christianity and Western culture, but in the study of South Asian religions, relatively ... More


Imagining Community through Commentary

Anne E. Monius

in Imagining a Place for Buddhism: Literary Culture and Religious Community in Tamil-Speaking South India

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195139990
eISBN:
9780199834501
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195139992.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The commentary on the Vīracōliyam discussed here (which really constitutes a text in its own right) brings together fragments of a considerable corpus of Buddhist narrative and devotional poetry in ... More


Asian Roots: The Origins of the Buddhist Tradition

James-William Coleman

in The New Buddhism: The Western Transformation of an Ancient Tradition

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195152418
eISBN:
9780199849314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195152418.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter traces the roots of Buddhism and examines the seeds from which it sprang. Buddhism is the oldest of the world's universal religions, and much of its early history is clouded by the dust ... More


Western Flower: The Growth of the New Buddhism

James-William Coleman

in The New Buddhism: The Western Transformation of an Ancient Tradition

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195152418
eISBN:
9780199849314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195152418.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter discusses the early history of Buddhism in the West. Perhaps the most remarkable thing about the early history of Buddhism in the West is how little of it there is. A few Greek ... More


Conclusion

Anne E. Monius

in Imagining a Place for Buddhism: Literary Culture and Religious Community in Tamil-Speaking South India

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195139990
eISBN:
9780199834501
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195139992.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

An outline is given of what has been learned of historical Buddhist communities in South India from the examination in the book of the two extant Buddhist texts in Tamil that are complete – the ... More


Facsimile of the 1814 Xylograph of the Jōdo Hōmon Genrushō

Mark L. Blum

in The Origins and Development of Pure Land Buddhism: A Study and Translation of Gyonen's Jodo Homon Genrusho

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195125245
eISBN:
9780199833993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019512524X.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This is a facsimile (in Japanese) of the 1814 xylograph of Gyōnen's Jōdo Hōmon Genrushō on Pure Land school of Buddhism upon which the translation in Part II is based. Appendix A gives a concordance ... More


Colophon to the Bunka Edition

Mark L. Blum

in The Origins and Development of Pure Land Buddhism: A Study and Translation of Gyonen's Jodo Homon Genrusho

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195125245
eISBN:
9780199833993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019512524X.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This is a facsimile (in Japanese) of the 1814 xylograph of Gyōnen's Jōdo Hōmon Genrushō on Pure Land school of Buddhism upon which the translation in Part II is based, Appendix A gives a concordance ... More


Forging an Historical Identity for Pure Land Buddhism: As Gyōnen Saw It

Mark L. Blum

in The Origins and Development of Pure Land Buddhism: A Study and Translation of Gyonen's Jodo Homon Genrusho

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195125245
eISBN:
9780199833993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019512524X.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter looks at Gyōnen's perspective on Pure Land Buddhism and may be read as a summary of the contents of the Genrushō itself. After an introduction, the chapter has four sections. The first ... More


The Life and Thought of Gyōnen: From Precepts to Pure Land

Mark L. Blum

in The Origins and Development of Pure Land Buddhism: A Study and Translation of Gyonen's Jodo Homon Genrusho

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195125245
eISBN:
9780199833993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019512524X.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter and the next critically consider the figure of Gyōnen himself, as this is the first study of this Buddhist master outside Japan. Chapter 3 presents an overview of the life and career of ... More


The Legacy of Hōnen: Japanese Pure Land Buddhism in the Kamakura Period

Mark L. Blum

in The Origins and Development of Pure Land Buddhism: A Study and Translation of Gyonen's Jodo Homon Genrusho

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195125245
eISBN:
9780199833993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019512524X.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This first chapter looks first at the legacy of Hōnen upon Buddhist Pure Land thought in the Kamakura period in Japan. Hōnen, the founder of the Jōdo school, is given credit for the explosion of ... More


Shōkū and the Seizan Branch

in The Origins and Development of Pure Land Buddhism: A Study and Translation of Gyonen's Jodo Homon Genrusho

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195125245
eISBN:
9780199833993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019512524X.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This is a translation of part of the section of Gyōnen's Jōdo Hōmon Genrushō on the ecclesiastical history of the Pure Land school of Buddhism in Japan, which has been divided into five chapters ... More


Scripture

in The Origins and Development of Pure Land Buddhism: A Study and Translation of Gyonen's Jodo Homon Genrusho

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195125245
eISBN:
9780199833993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019512524X.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This is a translation of two presentations on the Buddhist Pure Land tradition at the beginning of Gyōnen's Jōdo Hōmon Genrushō. These are considered to be the primary proof texts (Indian textual ... More


Kōsai and the One Nenbutsu

in The Origins and Development of Pure Land Buddhism: A Study and Translation of Gyonen's Jodo Homon Genrusho

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195125245
eISBN:
9780199833993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019512524X.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This is a translation of part of the section of Gyōnen's Jōdo Hōmon Genrushō on the ecclesiastical history of the Pure Land school of Buddhism in Japan, which has been divided into five chapters ... More


The Origins and Development of Pure Land Buddhism: A Study and Translation of Gyonen's Jodo Homon Genrusho

Mark L. Blum (ed.)

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195125245
eISBN:
9780199833993
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019512524X.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

In this book, Mark Blum offers a critical look at the thought and impact of the late thirteenth‐century Buddhist historian Gyōnen (1240–1321) and the emergent Pure Land school of Buddhism founded by ... More


Japanese Versions of Buddhism

John K. Nelson

in Experimental Buddhism: Innovation and Activism in Contemporary Japan

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838331
eISBN:
9780824870942
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838331.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter traces some of the religious and social history informing modern Buddhism in Japan before positioning it within contemporary circumstances. Readers may find that this chapter’s ... More


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