Listening to Shin Buddhism: Starting Points of Modern Dialogue

Listening to Shin Buddhism: Starting Points of Modern Dialogue

by Michael Pye (Editor)


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In the early twentieth century, The Eastern Buddhist Journal pioneered the presentation of Buddhism to the west and encouraged the west's engagement in interpretation. This interactive process increased dramatically in the postwar period, when dialogue between Buddhist and Christian thought began to take off in earnest. These debates attracted not only Zen voices but also thinkers from the Shin Buddhist tradition. This book brings together a wide range of classic writings from the 1950s to the 1970s which have significantly influenced subsequent Buddhist-Christian dialogue.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781908049179
Publisher: Equinox Publishing
Publication date: 02/01/2012
Series: Eastern Buddhist Voices
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Michael Pye is Professor (ret.) at Marburg University and Guest Researcher at Otani University in Kyoto. His writings have ranged widely over the methodology of the study of religions, studies in Buddhist thought and many aspects of contemporary Japanese religion. His major publications include Skilful Means, A Concept in Mahayana Buddhism and Emerging from Meditation .

Table of Contents

General Introduction Part I Early Interactions The Buddhist Doctrine of Vicarious Suffering (1927) Kaneko, Daiei Mahayana Buddhism and Japanese Culture (1931) Yamabe, Shugaku The Idea and the Man (a response to Yamabe Shugaku) (1932) C.A.F. Rhys Davids A Rejoinder to Mrs. Rhys Davids' Comment (1932) Yamabe, Shugaku Editorial from 1934 Anonymous Editorial from 1949 Anonymous Part II Two Presenters of Shin Buddhism Shin Religion as I Believe it (1951) Kaneko, Daiei The Meaning of Salvation in the Doctrine of Pure Land Buddhism (1965) Kaneko, Daiei Goodness and Naturalness (1951) Kanamatsu, Kenryo Part III Three Western Responses to Shin Buddhism The Concept of Grace in Paul, Shinran and Luther (1976) Buri, Fritz Nembutsu as Remembrance (1977) Pallis, Marco Shinran's Way in the Modern World (1978) Bloom, Alfred Part IV Broadening Perspectives for Shin Buddhism Freedom and Necessity in Shinran's Concept of Karma (1986) Ueda, Yoshifumi The concept of the Pure Land in the Teaching of Nagarjuna (1966) Yamaguchi, Susumu The Mahayana Structure of Shinran's Thought (1984) Ueda, Yoshifumi Shinran and Contemporary Thought (1980) Takeuchi, Yoshinori Part V A Dialogue of Shin Buddhism and Zen Buddhism Shinran's World: A Dialogue of Shin Buddhism and Zen Buddhism (1961: published in three parts in 1985, 1986 and 1988) Nishitani, Keiji (moderator) with Suzuki Daisetsu, Kaneko Daiei and Soga Ryojin Synoptic list of text titles Character List for Historical Persons Full details of original publication A Note on The Eastern Buddhist

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