• Sign In / Register
  • Help
  • Basket0
The books you love, the emails you want
Time is running out, opt in before 25 May or you'll stop hearing from us
Yes Please
Renegade Monk: Honen and Japanese Pure Land Buddhism (Hardback)
  • Renegade Monk: Honen and Japanese Pure Land Buddhism (Hardback)
zoom

Renegade Monk: Honen and Japanese Pure Land Buddhism (Hardback)

(author), (editor,translator)
£49.00
Hardback 212 Pages / Published: 18/03/1999
  • We can order this

Usually despatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket

Check Marketplace availability

The Pure Land sect of Japanese Buddhism is one of the strongest Buddhist sects in Japan, with three and a half million followers. In this book, Soho Machida provides the first detailed, objective account in English of the life and thought of its founder, Honenbo Genku (1133-1212), known as Honen. Opening with the destruction and chaos that beleaguered Kyoto during Honen's lifetime, Soho Machida explores Honen's social context to discover the roots of his thought and the source of his popularity. The Old Buddhist regime had a stranglehold on peasants, he shows, by concocting images of vindictive spirits, hell, and an apocalyptic collapse of the law in these chaotic times. Machida asserts that when Honen countered such negative, menacing images by focusing his imagination on the Pure Land and actually affirming death, he became not only a radical thinker but also the leader of a revolutionary social movement - a medieval Japanese "liberation theology." Clearly argued and informed by contemporary Western theory, this book will become the definitive source on Honen's life and thought for decades to come.

Publisher: University of California Press
ISBN: 9780520211797
Number of pages: 212
Weight: 499 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 19 mm

You may also be interested in...

Buddhism Plain and Simple
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
The Heart Of Buddha's Teaching
Added to basket
Peace Is Every Step
Added to basket
The Miracle Of Mindfulness
Added to basket
The Art of Happiness - 10th Anniversary Edition
Added to basket
The Places That Scare You
Added to basket
Wake Up
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Buddhism For Dummies
Added to basket
Zen Golf
Added to basket
£10.99
Hardback
Introduction to Buddhism
Added to basket
Zen in the Art of Archery
Added to basket
Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind
Added to basket
The Dhammapada
Added to basket
£1.00
Paperback
Fear
Added to basket
£12.99   £10.49
Paperback
Writings from the Zen Masters
Added to basket
The Little Book Of Buddhism
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.