An introduction to Shinshu Otani-ha (Higashi Honganji) thought. An examination of its roots in sectarian scholarship in the Edo period, the modernist perspectives of Inoue Enryo and Kiyozawa Manshi and the developments of Kaneko Daiei, Soga Ryojin, Suzuki Daisetz and Yasuda Rijin, as well as the thoughts of such later scholars as Hirose Takashi, Yasutomi Shin’ya, Terakawa Shunsho and Kaku Takeshi. Sources will consist of English Translations of Japanese articles and guest lectures by Otani scholars and ministers.
Prerequisite: HRPH 1614 and instructor’s permission.

HR 4548 : Topics in Shin Buddhist Thought: Shinshu Otani Thought