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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


Experimental Buddhism: Innovation and Activism in Contemporary Japan

John K. Nelson

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838331
eISBN:
9780824870942
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838331.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book documents a sense of what is happening on the front lines as a growing number of Buddhist priests try to reboot their roles and traditions to gain greater significance in Japanese society. ... More


Shimaji Mokurai and the Reconception of Religion and the Secular in Modern Japan

Hans Martin Krämer

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824851538
eISBN:
9780824868079
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824851538.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Religion is at the heart of ongoing political debates in Japan such as the constitutionality of official government visits to Yasukuni Shrine, yet the categories that frame these debates, religion ... More


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