Jodo Shinshu - Shin Buddhism in Medieval Japan

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By: James C. Dobbins.
"The most complete and important book on the early history of Shin Buddhism to appear in English. . . .

No other work in English combines the biography of the founder with such a detailed study of the complex development of Shin Buddhism from its simple beginnings as a small, rural primarily lay Buddhist movement in the 12th century to its rapid growth as a powerful urban religion in the 15th century."

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  • 5
    Excellent overview of the birth and growth of Jodo Shinshu

    Posted by Cliff on 28th Jul 2015

    Well written and beautifully detailed for scholars as well as a general readership, Professor Dobbins work clearly offers an excellent history of Shin Buddhism in Japan. The life of Shinran Shonin is also well presented making this an exceptional book for anyone interested in the birth and growth of Jodo Shinshu, the culture and politics of medieval Japan, or Buddhism in general.

  • 5
    Excellent overview of the birth and growth of Jodo Shinshu

    Posted by Cliff on 28th Jul 2015

    Well written and beautifully detailed for scholars as well as a general readership, Professor Dobbins work clearly offers an excellent history of Shin Buddhism in Japan. The life of Shinran Shonin is also well presented making this an exceptional book for anyone interested in the birth and growth of Jodo Shinshu, the culture and politics of medieval Japan, or Buddhism in general.