Chapter

Japan

in The Origins and Development of Pure Land Buddhism

Published in print April 2002 | ISBN: 9780195125245
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199833993 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/019512524X.003.0009
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This is a translation of part of the section of Gyōnen's Jōdo Hōmon Genrushō on the ecclesiastical history of the Pure Land school of Buddhism in Japan, which has been divided into five chapters (Chs. 4–8 of the translation). This chapter describes the tradition from its initial transmission from India up to, and including, Hōnen. Extensive footnotes are included.

Keywords: Buddhism; Buddhist history; Genrushō; Gyōnen; Hōnen; India; Japan; Pure Land school of Buddhism; translations

Chapter.  6766 words. 

Subjects: Buddhism

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