A5判 108頁 ISBN978-4-88363-150-6 C3015
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JODO SHU : A DAILY REFERENCE
Edited by the Jodo Shu Research Institute
1999 A5 108 pages
This pocket sized volume offers an official overview of Jodo Shu teachings, practices and history. It begins with a short biography of Honen Shonin, the founder of Jodo Shu, and then provides an outline of his teachings, including a schematization of his key concept of "senchaku" (selection). A concise history of Jodo Shu since its founding in 1175 shows the trajectory of Pure Land teachings in Japan from Honen's six main disciples, including Shinran the founder of Jodoshin Shu, to Jodo Shu's engagement in present day social issues. A section on Jodo Shu ceremonies gives an overview of the wide variety ceremonies, customs, holidays, and daily practices among Jodo Shu followers. A detailed three part index gives renderings for technical terms in Chinese characters, English and romanized Japanese. These terms appear throughout the text in all three renderings thus facilitating study and standard reference for both Japanese and English language speakers. Finally, a listing of Jodo Shu offices in Japan and abroad offers a handy reference to the make-up of our denomination. Originally conceived as an aid for overseas priests in teaching Jodo Shu practices in English to their followers, this volume is also an excellent resource for lay followers to learn about Jodo Shu in a systematic, comprehensive and yet concise way. The detailed three part index of over 200 Jodo Shu terms makes this volume a two way reference tool for both Japanese wishing to be able to talk with foreigners about Jodo Shu teachings and for foreigners wishing to study the teachings and practices of Jodo Shu.