By Mark Michael Rowe
Despite renowned pictures of clergymen looking enlightenment in snow-covered mountain temples, the vital crisis of eastern Buddhism is dying. accordingly, jap Buddhism’s social and financial base has lengthy been in mortuary services—a base now threatened by means of public debate over the prestige, remedy, and placement of the useless. Bonds of the Dead explores the hindrance because of this debate and investigates what altering burial varieties 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