Japanese Temple Buddhism: Worldliness in a Religion of Renunciation

@inproceedings{Covell2017JapaneseTB,
  title={Japanese Temple Buddhism: Worldliness in a Religion of Renunciation},
  author={S. Covell},
  year={2017}
}
There have been many studies that focus on aspects of the history of Japanese Buddhism. Until now, none have addressed important questions of organization and practice in contemporary Buddhism, questions such as how Japanese Buddhism came to be seen as a religion of funeral practices; how Buddhist institutions envision the role of the laity; and how a married clergy has affected life at temples and the image of priests. This volume is the first to address fully contemporary Buddhist life and… Expand
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