Family Temples and Religious Learning in Contemporary Japanese Buddhism

@article{Starling2015FamilyTA,
  title={Family Temples and Religious Learning in Contemporary Japanese Buddhism},
  author={J. Starling},
  journal={Journal of Global Buddhism},
  year={2015},
  volume={16},
  pages={144-156}
}
  • J. Starling
  • Published 2015
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Global 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 the transmission of parish temples. This article highlights the importance of family as the context in which religious professionals are produced in contemporary Japanese Temple Buddhism. I examine how temple sons become resident priests in the Rinzai Zen, Tendai, and the Jōdo Shin schools in order to… Expand
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