The Origins and Development of Pure Land Buddhism: A Study and Translation of Gyonens Jodo Homon Genrusho by Mark L. BlumThe Origins and Development of Pure Land Buddhism: A Study and Translation of Gyonens Jodo Homon Genrusho by Mark L. Blum

The Origins and Development of Pure Land Buddhism: A Study and Translation of Gyonens Jodo Homon…

byMark L. BlumEditorMark Laurence Blum

Hardcover | February 15, 2002

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In this book, Mark Blum offers a critical look at the thought and impact of the late 13th-century Buddhist historian Gyonen (1240-1321) and the emergent Pure Land school of Buddhism founded by Honen (1133-1212). Blum also provides a clear and fully annotated translation of Gyonen's Jodo homongenrusho, the first history of Pure Land Buddhism.

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Mark L. Blum is at State University of New York at Albany.

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Title:The Origins and Development of Pure Land Buddhism: A Study and Translation of Gyonens Jodo Homon…Format:HardcoverPublished:February 15, 2002Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019512524X

ISBN - 13:9780195125245

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"This book is to be welcomed as a tremendous contribution to our knowledge of Japanese Pure Land Buddhism Blum's work is definitely a must for those concerned with a scholarly approach to both Pure Land teaching and Far Eastern Buddhism."-- Journal of Japanese Studies