Japanese Temple Buddhism

Japanese Temple Buddhism

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Stephen Covell addresses fully contemporary Buddhist life and institutions - topics often overlooked in the conflict between the rhetoric of renunciation and the practices of clerical marriage and householding that characterise much of Buddhism in today's Japan.All these considerations and others make the financial management of the average temple little different from that of a family business.9 ... Such critiques bring to light scholarly and popular assumptions about what is, or is not, properly religious or Buddhist. ... family households and income derived from temple estates, temples also came to rely on Jean/in, or donation campaigns, for fund- raising.11 Asanbsp;...

Title:Japanese Temple Buddhism
Author:Stephen Grover Covell
Publisher:University of Hawaii Press - 2005


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