Reviews

Author: 
Rachelle M. Scott
Reviewer: 
Justin T. McDaniel

McDaniel on Scott, 'Nirvana for Sale? Buddhism, Wealth, and the Dhammakāya Temple in Contemporary Thailand'

Rachelle M. Scott. Nirvana for Sale? Buddhism, Wealth, and the Dhammakāya Temple in Contemporary Thailand. Albany: SUNY Press, 2009. Illustrations. xiii + 242 pp. $70.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4384-2783-6; $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4384-2784-3.

Reviewed by Justin T. McDaniel (University of Pennsylvania) Published on H-Buddhism (August, 2010) Commissioned by Thomas Borchert

Author: 
Fabio Rambelli
Reviewer: 
Pamela Winfield

Winfield on Rambelli, 'Buddhist Materiality: A Cultural History of Objects in Japanese Buddhism'

Fabio Rambelli. Buddhist Materiality: A Cultural History of Objects in Japanese Buddhism. Palo Alto: Stanford University Press, 2007. xiv + 394 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8047-5682-2.

Reviewed by Pamela Winfield (Elon University) Published on H-Buddhism (July, 2010) Commissioned by Gereon Kopf

The Material World of Japanese Buddhism

Author: 
John Powers
Reviewer: 
Susanne Mrozik

Mrozik on Powers, 'A Bull of a Man: Images of Masculinity, Sex, and the Body in Indian Buddhism'

John Powers. A Bull of a Man: Images of Masculinity, Sex, and the Body in Indian Buddhism. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2009. 334 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-03329-0.

Reviewed by Susanne Mrozik (Mount Holyoke College) Published on H-Buddhism (July, 2010) Commissioned by Daniel A. Arnold

Learning to Think Differently: Buddhism and Masculinity Discourse

Author: 
Michael K. Jerryson, Mark Juergensmeyer, eds.
Reviewer: 
Vladimir Tikhonov

Tikhonov on Jerryson and Juergensmeyer, 'Buddhist Warfare'

Michael K. Jerryson, Mark Juergensmeyer, eds. Buddhist Warfare. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010. xi + 257 pp. $99.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-539483-2; $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-19-539484-9.

Reviewed by Vladimir Tikhonov (University of Oslo) Published on H-Buddhism (June, 2010) Commissioned by Dan Lusthaus

The Myth of ”Nonviolent Buddhism” – Demolished Once Again

Author: 
Richard Payne, ed.
Reviewer: 
Michael Conway

Conway on Payne, 'Shin Buddhism: Historical, Textual, and Interpretive Studies'

Richard Payne, ed. Shin Buddhism: Historical, Textual, and Interpretive Studies. Berkeley: Institute of Buddhist Studies and Numata Center for Buddhist Translation and Research, 2007. xii + 397 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-886439-40-5.

Reviewed by Michael Conway (Otani University) Published on H-Buddhism (June, 2010) Commissioned by Gereon Kopf

Essays on Shin Buddhism

Author: 
John D. Dunne
Reviewer: 
Christian Coseru

Coseru on Dunne, 'Foundations of Dharmakīrti's Philosophy'

John D. Dunne. Foundations of Dharmakīrti's Philosophy. Boston: Wisdom Publications, 2004. xx + 467 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-86171-184-0.

Reviewed by Christian Coseru (Department of Philosophy, College of Charleston) Published on H-Buddhism (June, 2010)

A "Restricted" Interpretation of Dharmakīrti's Philosophy

Author: 
Charles Goodman
Reviewer: 
Karin Meyers

Meyers on Goodman, 'Consequences of Compassion: An Interpretation and Defense of Buddhist Ethics'

Charles Goodman. Consequences of Compassion: An Interpretation and Defense of Buddhist Ethics. New York: Oxford University Press, 2009. viii + 264 pp. $74.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-537519-0.

Reviewed by Karin Meyers (University of Chicago) Published on H-Buddhism (April, 2010) Commissioned by Daniel A. Arnold

Virtues as Consequences

Author: 
Mark Unno
Reviewer: 
James L. Ford

Ford on Unno, 'Shingon Refractions: Myoe and the Mantra of Light'

Mark Unno. Shingon Refractions: Myoe and the Mantra of Light. Somerville: Wisdom Publications, 2004. 320 pp. $26.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-86171-390-5.

Reviewed by James L. Ford Published on H-Buddhism (March, 2010) Commissioned by Gereon Kopf

Myōe and the Mantra of Light

Author: 
Esperanza U. Ramirez-Christensen
Reviewer: 
Victor J. Forte

Forte on Ramirez-Christensen, 'Emptiness and Temporality: Buddhism and Medieval Japanese Poetics'

Esperanza U. Ramirez-Christensen. Emptiness and Temporality: Buddhism and Medieval Japanese Poetics. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2008. x + 208 pp. $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8047-4888-9.

Reviewed by Victor J. Forte (Albright College) Published on H-Buddhism (February, 2010) Commissioned by Gereon Kopf

Author: 
Parimal G. Patil
Reviewer: 
Stephen Phillips

Phillips on Patil, 'Against a Hindu God: Buddhist Philosophy of Religion in India'

Parimal G. Patil. Against a Hindu God: Buddhist Philosophy of Religion in India. New York: Columbia University Press, 2009. xi + 406 pp. $50.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-14222-9.

Reviewed by Stephen Phillips (University of Texas) Published on H-Buddhism (January, 2010) Commissioned by Daniel A. Arnold

Whose Omniscience?

Author: 
Jonathan C. Gold
Reviewer: 
Dominique Townsend

Townsend on Gold, 'The Dharma's Gatekeepers: Sakya Pandita on Buddhist Scholarship in Tibet'

Jonathan C. Gold. The Dharma's Gatekeepers: Sakya Pandita on Buddhist Scholarship in Tibet. Albany: SUNY Press, 2007. 279 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7914-7165-4; $21.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-7914-7166-1.

Reviewed by Dominique Townsend (Columbia University) Published on H-Buddhism (January, 2010) Commissioned by Daniel A. Arnold

Author: 
Gordon T. Stewart
Reviewer: 
David Templeman

Templeman on Stewart, 'Journeys to Empire: Enlightenment, Imperialism, and the British Encounter with Tibet, 1774-1904'

Gordon T. Stewart. Journeys to Empire: Enlightenment, Imperialism, and the British Encounter with Tibet, 1774-1904. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009. xiv + 280 pp. $95.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-521-51502-3; $34.99 (paper), ISBN 978-0-521-73568-1.

Reviewed by David Templeman (Monash University) Published on H-Buddhism (December, 2009) Commissioned by A. Charles Muller

Author: 
Artemus B. Engle
Reviewer: 
Jay L. Garfield

Garfield on Engle, 'The Inner Science of Buddhist Practice: Vasubandhu’s Summary of the Five Heaps with Commentary by Sthiramati'

Artemus B. Engle. The Inner Science of Buddhist Practice: Vasubandhu’s Summary of the Five Heaps with Commentary by Sthiramati. Tsadra Foundation Series. Ithaca: Snow Lion Publications, 2009. xiii + 557 pp. $34.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-55939-322-5.

Reviewed by Jay L. Garfield (Smith College) Published on H-Buddhism (December, 2009) Commissioned by A. Charles Muller

Inner Science of Buddhist Practice

Author: 
Jan Westerhoff
Reviewer: 
Richard Nance

Nance on Westerhoff, 'Nāgārjuna's Madhyamaka: A Philosophical Introduction'

Jan Westerhoff. Nāgārjuna's Madhyamaka: A Philosophical Introduction. New York: Oxford University Press, 2009. 256 pp. $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-19-538496-3.

Reviewed by Richard Nance (Indiana University) Published on H-Buddhism (December, 2009) Commissioned by Daniel A. Arnold

Westerhoff's Nāgārjuna

Author: 
Michael Goldberg, dir.
Reviewer: 
Michiko Yusa

Yusa on Michael Goldberg and dir., 'A Zen Life: D. T Suzuki'

Michael Goldberg, dir. A Zen Life: D. T Suzuki. DVD. Toronto: Marty Gross Film Productions, Inc., 2006. 77 mins.

Reviewed by Michiko Yusa (University of Western Washington) Published on H-Buddhism (December, 2009) Commissioned by Gereon Kopf

D. T. Suzuki: Zen in Dialogue

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