This special issue focuses scholarly attention on various aspects of cctraditional” Buddhism (kisei bukkyd 既成仏教 or dento bukkyd 伝統仏教）in the contemporary period. The articles included here all seek to highlight and challenge certain assumptions about how contemporary Japanese Buddhist doctrine, practice, and teaching are understood. Implicit in this project is the idea that contemporary forms of Buddhism are not degenerations of a pure, original essence, but rather represent a varied and complex tradition in the midst of important challenges.
WMU ScholarWorks Citation
Covell, Stephen G. and Rowe, Mark, "Editors' Introduction: Traditional Buddhism in Contemporary Japan" (2004). Comparative Religion Publications. 6.
Covell, Stephen G., and Rowe, Mark. "Traditional Buddhism in Contemporary Japan." Japanese Journal of Religious Studies 31, no. 2 (2004): 245-487