By Mark Michael Rowe
Despite renowned photographs of monks looking enlightenment in snow-covered mountain temples, the imperative problem of jap Buddhism is demise. consequently, jap Buddhism’s social and fiscal base has lengthy been in mortuary services—a base now threatened by way of public debate over the prestige, remedy, and placement of the useless. Bonds of the Dead explores the concern because of this debate and investigates what altering burial kinds demonstrate concerning the methods temple Buddhism is perceived and propagated in modern Japan.
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Bonds of the Dead: Temples, Burial, and the Transformation of Contemporary Japanese Buddhism (Buddhism and Modernity) by Mark Michael Rowe