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Genshin's Ojōyōshū and the Construction of Pure Land Discourse in Heian Japan

Robert F. Rhodes

Abstract

The Ōjōyōshū, written by the Heian period Tendai monk Genshin (942-1017), played a pivotal role in establishing Pure Land Buddhism in Japan. This book is a study of the central teachings of the Ōjōyōshū. Furthermore, in order to situate this text in its historical background, a substantial portion of the volume is taken up with discussions of the development of Pure Land Buddhism before Genshin’s time and to Genshin’s event-filled life. Part One provides a brief survey of Pure Land Buddhism in India and China and then treats how it developed in Japan before Genshin’s time. Part Two focuses on ... More

Keywords: Tendai, Pure Land cosmology, six realms, hell, nenbutsu, Amida

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780824872489
Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824872489.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert F. Rhodes, author
Otani University