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Bonds of the Dead: Temples, Burial, and the Transformation of Contemporary Japanese Buddhism

Mark Michael Rowe

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226730134
eISBN:
9780226730165
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226730165.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Despite popular images of priests seeking enlightenment in snow-covered mountain temples, the central concern of Japanese Buddhism is death. For that reason, Japanese Buddhism's social and economic ... More


Sectarian Researchers and the Funeral Problem

Mark Michael Rowe

in Bonds of the Dead: Temples, Burial, and the Transformation of Contemporary Japanese Buddhism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226730134
eISBN:
9780226730165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226730165.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter situates temple priests in institutional networks and investigates a more conceptual, but equally critical, aspect of the funeral problem: the changing interpretation and unclear role of ... More


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