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Renegade Monk: Honen and Japanese Pure Land Buddhism

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The Pure Land sect of Japanese Buddhism is one of the strongest Buddhist sects in Japan, with three and a half million followers. In this book, Soho Machida provides the first detailed, objective account in English of the life and thought of its founder, Honenbo Genku (1133-1212), known as Honen.

Opening with the destruction and chaos that beleaguered Kyoto during Honen's l
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Hardcover, 212 pages
Published April 1st 1999 by University of California Press (first published March 2nd 1999)
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