Japanese Buddhism

ITS TRADITION, NEW RELIGION, AND INTERACTION WITH CHRISTIANITY

Minoru Kiyota, B. Earhart, P. Griffiths, J. Heisig, eds.

Tokyo: Buddhist Books International, 1985.

Growing numbers of Buddhist scholars have begun to ask themselves whether Buddhism possesses the spiritual and intellectual resources to respond effectively to the demands being made on it in the modern secularized, industrialized world, and to contribute to the world in-the-making.

Against this backdrop a group of Japanese a group of Japanese and American scholars of religion gathered at the University of Wisconsin in 1985 to consider the implication of current doctrinal articulations of Buddhist religious experience for the future of Japanese society. This volume brings together the papers from that conference and a resume of the ensuing discussions.