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Pacific World Journal

New Series Number 5
Fall 1989

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CONTENTS

HISTORICAL DIMENSIONS OF PURE LAND BUDDHISM

  • Avadana-vada and the Pure Land Faith, by Whalen Lai [ download ]
  • The Brilliance of Emptiness: Tan-luan as a Mystic of Light by Roger J. Corless [ download ]
  • Genshin's "Essentials of Pwe Land Rebirth" and the Transmission of Pure Land Buddhism to Japan. Part I. The First and Second Phases of Transmission of Pule Land Buddhism to Japan: The Nara Period and the Early Heian Period, by Allan A. Andrews [ download ]
  • Introduction to Jodo Shinshu, by Alfred Bloom [ download ]

LIFE DIMENSION OF PURE LAND BUDDHISM

  • Nien-Fo (Buddha-Anusmrti): The Shifting Structure of Remembrance, by John P. Keenan [ download ]
  • Shin Buddhism, the Nembutsu Experience, and Faith, by James C. Dobbins [ download ]
  • Jodo Shinshu: A Total Life Process, by Seigen H. Yamaoka [ download ]

INTERFAITH DIMENSIONS OF PURE LAND BUDDHISM

  • Upaya and Idols, by Nobuo K. Nomura [ download ]
  • Buddhist-Christian Dialogue: Comparative Sainthood, Comparative Prayer, by Julian F. Pas [ download ]

PURE LAND BUDDHISM BIBLIOGRAPHY

  • Bibliography of English-language Works on Pure land Buddhism: Primarily 1983-1989, by Kenneth Tanaka [ download ]

BOOK REVIEWS

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  • Buddhism and Christianity in Japan: From Conflict to Dialogue, 1854-1899, by Notto R. Theile, reviewed by Masao Abe
  • The Record of Tung-shan, translated by William F. Powell, reviewed by Wendi Adamek
  • Shingon Japanese Esoteric Buddhism, by TaikO Yamasaki, edited by Yasuyoshi Morimoto and David Kidd; translated and adapted by Richard and Cynthia Peterson, reviewed by Dale Todaro
  • The Merton Annual: Studies in Thomas Merton, Religion, Culture, Literature, and Social Concerns, Vol. 1, edited by Robert E. Daggy, et al., reviewed by Kenneth Paul Kramer
  • Sudden and Gradual: Approaches to Enlightenment in Chinese Thought, edited by Peter N. Gregory, reviewed by Laurence W. Gross
  • Nagarjuna's "Seventy Stanzas:" A Buddhist Psychology of Emptiness, by David Ross Komito, reviewed by Richard K. Payne