Ryňogen and Mount Hiei[: Japanese Tendai in the Tenth Century (Google eBook)

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University of Hawaii Press, 2002 - Religion - 525 pages
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Ryogen and Mount Hiei focuses on the transformation of the Tendai School from a small and impoverished group of monks in the early ninth century to its emergence as the most powerful and influential school in Japanese Buddhism in the last half of the tenth century -- a position it would maintain throughout the medieval period. This is the first study in a Western language of the institutional factors that lay behind the school's success. At its core is a biography of a major figure behind this transformation, Ryogen (912-985). The discussion, however, extends well beyond a simple biography as Ryogen's activities are placed in their historical and institutional context.
  

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Page 6 - Studies 23/3-4 when the idea of religious unity based on esoteric Buddhism was initially advanced, and the primary issue was the relative superiority or inferiority of the exoteric and esoteric teachings. From the tenth century, amidst the development of Pure Land Buddhism, the Tendai school took the lead in developing a system that, in the eleventh century, confirmed the exoteric and esoteric as coexistent entities Ś either as unified, as perfectly syncretized, or as mutually dependent. This system...

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Groner is Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Virginia.

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