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New PDF release: Against Harmony: Progressive and Radical Buddhism in Modern

By James Mark Shields

ISBN-10: 0190664002

ISBN-13: 9780190664008

Against Harmony strains the historical past of innovative and radical experiments in jap Buddhist inspiration and perform, from the mid-Meiji interval in the course of the early Showa. might be the 2 most sensible representations of revolutionary Buddhism in this time have been the recent Buddhist Fellowship (1899-1915) and the early life League for Revitalizing Buddhism (1931-1936), either non-sectarian, lay hobbies well-versed in either classical Buddhist texts and Western philosophy and faith. Their paintings successfully collapsed more often than not held differences among faith, philosophy, ethics, politics, and economics. not like many others in their day, they didn't regard the unconventional forces of modernization as complex and disruptive, yet as opportunities.

James Mark Shields examines the highbrow family tree and replacement visions of revolutionary and radical Buddhism within the many years prime as much as the Pacific conflict. Exposing the range within the conceptions and manifestations of growth, reform, and modernity during this interval, he outlines their very important implications for postwar and modern Buddhism in Japan and elsewhere.

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