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Rights, centers, and peripheries: experimental moves in Japanese Buddhism
In this paper I examine how the Japanese True Pure Land Buddhist school (Jōdo Shinshū or Shin Buddhism) has attempted to come to terms with the position of temple wife (bōmori), which hasExpand
Experimental Buddhism: Innovation and Activism in Contemporary Japan by John K. Nelson, Honolulu: University of Hawai‘i Press, 2013, 320 pp., ISBN 978-0824838980, US$32.00 (paperback); ISBN
is clearly for traditional religious reasons. Moreover, SL has obvious connections to transhumanism and transhumanist aspirations, which Geraci demonstrates are clearly religious. Thus as far as itsExpand
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Activist Temple Wife
Neither Nun nor Laywoman: The Good Wives and Wise Mothers of Jodo Shinshu Temples
At the intersection of two important questions in the study of Japanese Buddhism today-namely, the matter of who may be called a nun, and the problem of how to appraise the widespread phenomenon ofExpand
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Family Temples and Religious Learning in Contemporary Japanese Buddhism
It is well known that in the modern period, the various Buddhist schools in Japan followed the example of the Jōdo Shinshū in adopting clerical marriage and a family inheritance system for theExpand
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Women's Religious Affiliation in the Jōdo Shinshū
How can we talk about female religious professionals in a non-celibate Buddhist tradition with no formal ordination or convents for nuns? Is there any distinction between laywomen and nuns? In thisExpand