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By James Mark Shields

ISBN-10: 0190664002

ISBN-13: 9780190664008

Against Harmony strains the heritage of revolutionary and radical experiments in eastern Buddhist proposal and perform, from the mid-Meiji interval during the early Showa. might be the 2 most sensible representations of innovative Buddhism in this time have been the recent Buddhist Fellowship (1899-1915) and the early life League for Revitalizing Buddhism (1931-1936), either non-sectarian, lay routine well-versed in either classical Buddhist texts and Western philosophy and faith. Their paintings successfully collapsed normally held differences among faith, philosophy, ethics, politics, and economics. in contrast to many others in their day, they didn't regard the radical forces of modernization as tricky and disruptive, yet as opportunities.

James Mark Shields examines the highbrow family tree and substitute visions of innovative and radical Buddhism within the a long time prime as much as the Pacific warfare. 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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