A Soga Ryōjin Reader

Jan Van Bragt, ed. by Wamae Muriuki

Nagoya: Chisokudō Publications, 2017. 578 pp.

Studies in Japanese Philosophy 12

The present collection brings together selections from the writings of Soga Ryōjin, arguably the most innovative and influential Pure Land Buddhist thinker of twentieth-century Japan. In an attempt to counter the religious skepticism of his age, Soga rejected the idea of a post-mortem soteriology and fought fiercely for the true significance of Shinran’s thought. This volume shows the development of Soga’s thinking and the variety of contexts in which he wrote.

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