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Review of: Asura's Harp: Engagement with Language as Buddhist Path
Philosophy East & West
  • Michiko Yusa, Western Washington University
Document Type
Book Review
Publication Date
7-1-2009
Abstract

Asura's Harp: Engagement with Language as Buddhist Path by Dennis Hirota is a book that grew out of lectures given by the author at the Fürst Franz-Josef and Fürstin Gina Memorial Philosophy Lecture series in Liechtenstein (p. 153). Herein the author examines the significant role that language plays in the religious practice of the True Pure Land Sect of Japanese Buddhism (hereafter referred to as Shin Buddhism), founded by Shinran (1173-1263). Hirota's original audience being those present at his lectures, this book directly engages Western intellectuals, Christian and non-Christian.

Subjects - Topical (LCSH)
Pure Land Buddhism; Language and languages-- Religious aspects--Buddhism
Subjects - Names (LCNAF)
Shinran, 1173-1263
Genre/Form
reviews (documents)
Type
Text
Language
English
Format
application/pdf
Citation Information
Michiko Yusa. "Review of: Asura's Harp: Engagement with Language as Buddhist Path" Philosophy East & West Vol. 59 Iss. 3 (2009) p. 382 - 385
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/michiko_yusa/7/