Document Type

Book Review

Publication Date

7-2009

Abstract

Asura's Harp: Engagement with Language as Buddhist Path by Dennis Hirota is a book that grew out of lectures given by the author at the Fürst Franz-Josef and Fürstin Gina Memorial Philosophy Lecture series in Liechtenstein (p. 153). Herein the author examines the significant role that language plays in the religious practice of the True Pure Land Sect of Japanese Buddhism (hereafter referred to as Shin Buddhism), founded by Shinran (1173-1263). Hirota's original audience being those present at his lectures, this book directly engages Western intellectuals, Christian and non-Christian.

Publication Title

Philosophy East & West

Volume

59

Issue

3

First Page

382

Last Page

385

Required Publisher's Statement

Copyright 2009 University of Hawaii Press and author's.

Subjects - Topical (LCSH)

Pure Land Buddhism; Language and languages-- Religious aspects--Buddhism

Subjects - Names (LCNAF)

Shinran, 1173-1263

Genre/Form

reviews (documents)

Type

Text

Language

English

Format

application/pdf

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