The Revolution of Buddhist Modernism: Jōdo Shin Thought and Politics, 1890–1962

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Hardback: $68.00
ISBN-13: 9780824893941
Published: October 2022

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328 pages | 7 b&w illustrations
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  • About the Book
  • About the Author(s)
    • Jeff Schroeder, Author

      Jeff Schroeder is assistant professor in the Department of Religion Studies at University of Oregon.
    • Richard K. Payne, Series Editor

      Richard K. Payne is Yehan Numata Professor of Japanese Buddhist Studies at the Institute of Buddhist Studies, Berkeley.
  • Reviews and Endorsements
    • Jeff Schroeder addresses the influence of Kiyozawa and his followers with sophistication and in rich detail. His book is a major contribution to our understanding of the modernization of one of the key religious traditions in Japan and of Buddhism in Japan generally.
      —Michael Conway, Ōtani University
    • With its interest in both ideas and institutions, this book brings a fresh approach to bear on the study of Buddhist modernism. As a history of ideas, it offers a lucid account of the development of important innovations within Seishinshugi thought, showing how they were enabled by transformations in the political and social sphere. As an institutional history, it illuminates the process through which an organization's erstwhile heretics were able to become its leading intellectual lights.
      —Melissa Anne-Marie Curley, Ohio State University