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Third Series Number 2
Fall 2000

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Special Issue on T'an-luan and the Development of Shin Buddhist Thought

Editorial Preface: Special Issue on T'an-luan [ download ]

On T'an-luan and the Development of Shin Buddhist Thought:

  • The Enduring Significance of T'an-luan by Roger Corless [ download ]

  • Shinran's Indebtedness to T'an-luan, Shojun Bando [ download ]

  • The Theoretical Structure of "Birth in the Pure Land": Based on the Meaning of T'an-luan's "Birth through Causal Conditions" by Ryusei Takeda [ download ]

  • Shinran's View of Other Power: On "the Profound Significance of Other's Benefiting and Benefiting Others" by Jitsuen Kakehashi [ download ]

  • T'an-luan's Theory of Two Kinds of Dharma-body as Found in Shinran's Wago Writings by Yukio Yamada [ download ]

  • The Teaching of Hearing-the-Name in the Larger Sukhavatvyuha Sutra by Risho Ota [ download ]

  • Hisao Inagaki's T'an-luan's Commentary on Vasubandhu's Discourse on the Pure Land: A Study and Translation (Kyoto: Nagata Bunshodo, 1998): A Review and Comment by David Matsumoto [ download ]

  • Pure Land Buddhism in China: A Doctrinal History, Chapter Seven: T'an-luan by Shinko Mochizuki (Leo M. Pruden, Translation) [ download ]

  • Kogatsuin Jinrei's "Introduction to The Ronchu Lectures" by W. S. Yokoyama, Introduction and Translation [ download ]

  • Pure Land's Multilineal Ancestry: A New Metaphor for Understanding the Evolution of "Living Religions" by Russell Kirkland [ download ]

Articles And Translations:

  • Toward a Pro-Active Engaged Shin Buddhism: A Reconsideration of the Teaching of the Two Truths (shinzoku-nitai) by Michio Tokunaga and Alfred Bloom [ download ]

  • Shan-tao's Exposition of the Method of Contemplation on Amida Buddha, Part 2 translated by Hisao Inagaki [ download ]

Book Reviews: [ [download complete book reviews ]

Critical Reflections on Buddhism and Buddhist Studies

  • Jamie Hubbard & Paul L. Swanson, Edited, Pruning the Bodhi Tree: The Storm over Critical Buddhist by John M. Thompson
  • James W. Heisig and John C. Maraldo, Edited, Rude Awakenings: Zen, the Kyoto School, and the Question of Nationalism by Taline Goorjian
  • Donald S. Lopez, Jr., Edited, Curators of the Buddha: The Study of Buddhism Under Colonialism by Geoff E. Foy
  • "On Method," special issue of the Journal of the International Association of Buddhist Studies, vol. 18, no. 2 (Winter 1995) by Richard K. Payne


  • Sallie B. King and Paul O. Ingram, Edited, The Sound of Liberating Truth: Buddhist Christian Dialogues in Honor of Frederick J. Streng Kristin by Johnston Sutton
  • Zara Houshmand, Robert B. Livingston and B. Alan Wallace, Edited, Consciousness at the Crossroads: Conversations with the Dalai Lama on Brain Science and Buddhism by Richard K. Payne
  • The Collected Works of Shinran by Eisho Nasu

Notes and News: [ [download complete news ]

  • IBS and IBS Center for Contemporary Shin Buddhist Studies Programs and Activities: September 1995 - November 2000
  • BDK English Tripitaka Series: A Progress Report