A Buddhist kaleidoscope: essays on the lotus sutra

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Kosei Pub. Co., 2002 - Religion - 540 pages
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What would Buddha say about health care ethics, social obligations, or feminism? 'A Buddhist Kaleidoscope' is a collection of essays by international scholars of Buddhism who provide historic and modern reflections on the greatest teachings of Buddha from the Lotus Sutra. Editor Gene Reeves includes a broad range of views - one essay considers the Lotus Sutra in relation to social obligations, while others apply feminist and paternalist readings to the text. The result is an in-depth exploration of the meaning of the sutra with broad implications for the modern world. 'A Buddhist Kaleidoscope' includes biographical information on featured authors and an extensive bibliography of books relating to the Lotus Sutra-making it one of the best resources on the market today for students of Buddhism. It also includes a foreword by the late Nichiko Niwano, founder of Rissho- Ko-sei-kai and recipient of the Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion.

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Contents

Foreword
9
An Introduction
27
The Innumerable Meanings of the Lotus Sutra
51
Copyright

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About the author (2002)

Gene Reeves is recently retired from teaching at the University of Tsukuba, where he taught Buddhism and American Studies. He is currently doing research, teaching, and writing about the Lotus Sutra at Rissho-Kosei-kai in Tokyo.

The late Nikkyo Niwano (1906-99) was the founder and for many years president of Rissho Kosei-kai. The recipient in 1979 of the Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion, he was dedicated to interreligious cooperation in the quest for peace and played a leading role in the establishment of the World Conference on Religion and Peace (WCRP). Many of his books on Buddhism have been translated into English.

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