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By James Mark Shields

Against Harmony strains the background of innovative and radical experiments in eastern Buddhist suggestion and perform, from the mid-Meiji interval throughout the early Showa. possibly the 2 top representations of innovative Buddhism in this time have been the hot Buddhist Fellowship (1899-1915) and the adolescence League for Revitalizing Buddhism (1931-1936), either non-sectarian, lay pursuits well-versed in either classical Buddhist texts and Western philosophy and faith. Their paintings successfully collapsed in most cases held differences among faith, philosophy, ethics, politics, and economics. not like many others in their day, they didn't regard the radical forces of modernization as troublesome and disruptive, yet as opportunities.

James Mark Shields examines the highbrow family tree and replacement visions of innovative and radical Buddhism within the a long time top as much as the Pacific struggle. Exposing the range within the conceptions and manifestations of growth, reform, and modernity during this interval, he outlines their very important implications for postwar and modern Buddhism in Japan and elsewhere.

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