The Shin Buddhist Classical Tradition: A Reader In Pure Land Teaching by Alfred BloomThe Shin Buddhist Classical Tradition: A Reader In Pure Land Teaching by Alfred Bloom

The Shin Buddhist Classical Tradition: A Reader In Pure Land Teaching

EditorAlfred BloomForeword byKenneth K. Tanaka

Paperback | October 1, 2013

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This book is an anthology of passages gathered from the leading monks and teachers of the Pure Land, or Shin, school of Buddhist teaching. Extending from the foundational texts and first interpreters in the 4th century, to Rennyo in the15th century, Professor Bloom’s selections trace the development of Shin Buddhist teaching from monastic visualization practices to the widely popular path to salvation through faith in, and recitation of, the name of Amida Buddha. The collection features a foreword by Kenneth K. Tanaka and an insightful introduction by renowned scholar and editor, Alfred Bloom, whose selected passages have been arranged topically for easy reference on issues of Pure Land teaching. The key interpreters featured are the Seven Great Teachers from India, China, and Japan (Nagarjuna, Vasubandhu; T’an-luan, Tao-ch’o, Shan-tao; Genshin, Honen), selected as doctrinal authorities by Shinran (1173-1263), the founder of the Japanese Pure Land sect.
Alfred Bloom, former professor at the University of Hawaii and Dean of the Institute of Buddhist Studies in Berkeley, California, is the author of Shinran’s Gospel of Pure Grace and editor of The Essential Shinran and Living in Amida’s Universal Vow. He lives in Kailua, HI.
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Title:The Shin Buddhist Classical Tradition: A Reader In Pure Land TeachingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:264 pages, 8.97 × 6.05 × 0.74 inPublished:October 1, 2013Publisher:World WisdomLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1936597276

ISBN - 13:9781936597277

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