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East Asian History / Studies, Japanese History / Studies, Chinese History / Studies, Philosophy, Religious Studies and Theology

Dear H-Buddhism Members,

We would like to announce the publication of the latest issue of The Eastern Buddhist, Third Series, Volume 1, Number 2.


The Eastern Buddhist

Third Series, vol. 1, no. 2, 2021

December 2021



Feature: Modern Reinterpretations of Amida and the Pure Land


Michael Conway・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・  1

Changes in the Conception of the Pure Land in Modern Japan

Kashiwahara Yūsen・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・ 7

Nonomura Naotarō: The Man Who Would Destroy the Pure Land

Kigoshi Yasushi・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・ 31

Heresy and Freedom of Inquiry in Interpreting the Pure Land:

An Introduction to Kaneko Daiei’s “My Shin Buddhist Studies”

Murayama Yasushi・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・ 49

D. T. Suzuki, Amida Buddha, and the Problem of Karma

James C. Dobbins・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・ 89


Milestones on the Way of Philosophy: A Review of

The Dao Companion to Japanese Buddhist Philosophy

Thomas P. Kasulis・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・ 99


Steven M. Emmanuel. Buddhist Philosophy: A Comparative Approach

(Gereon Kopf )・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・ 113

Levi McLaughlin. Soka Gakkai’s Human Revolution: The Rise of a

Mimetic Nation in Modern Japan

(Yulia Burenina)・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・ 120

John Paraskevopoulos. Immeasurable Life: The Essence of Shin Buddhism

(Samuel Bendeck Sotillos)・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・124


Japanese Books on Buddhism Published in 2020

Robert F. Rhodes・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・ 129

BOOKS RECEIVED.・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・ 155


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With our best wishes,

The Editorial Team of The Eastern Buddhist


John LoBreglio



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