Der Buddhismus in Japan 978-3-16-150492-1 - Mohr Siebeck
Religious Studies

Christoph Kleine

Der Buddhismus in Japan

Geschichte, Lehre, Praxis

[Japanese Buddhism. History, Doctrines and Practices.]

2011. XIII, 577 pages.
109,00 €
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ISBN 978-3-16-150492-1
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Published in German.
Describing the current state of international research, Christoph Kleine gives reliable information on the history, doctrines and practices of all the relevant doctrinal traditions, religious orders, movements, sects and denominations of Japanese Buddhism.
Japanese Buddhism is one of the most influential, multifaceted and vital traditions of Buddhism. This book provides the most comprehensive and up-to-date overview of this fascinating religion currently available in any European language. Describing the current state of international research, it gives reliable information on the history, doctrines and practices of all the relevant doctrinal traditions, religious orders, movements, sects and denominations of Japanese Buddhism. The author provides a critical analysis of specific features of the religious history of Japan from the perspective of a systematic religious science. The volume is indispensable for all teachers and students who intend to delve into Japanese Buddhism and the history of religions in Japan. Numerous references enable the reader to start his or her own research or to study this subject in greater depth.
Authors/Editors

Christoph Kleine Geboren 1962; Studium der Religionswissenschaft, Japanologie und Philosophie in Marburg und Kyōto; 2004–08 Professor für Religion und Philosophie Ostasiens an der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München; seit 2008 Professor für Religionsgeschichte mit dem Schwerpunkt Buddhismus am Religionswissenschaftlichen Institut der Universität Leipzig.

Reviews

The following reviews are known:

In: Theologische Literaturzeitung — 137 (2012), S. 906–907 (Theo Sundermeier)
In: Ursache & Wirkung — http://www.ursache.at/service/rezensionen/431-der-buddhismus-in-japan (06/2013) (Christian Rieder)
In: Interkulturelle Theologie – Zeitschr. f. Missionswiss. — 41 (2015), S. 118–119 (Ulrich Dehn)
In: Schweizer Fernsehen DRS — 11. März 2012, 10.30 Uhr (Judith Hardegger)