Published in German.
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.