The Essential Shinran
A Buddhist Path of True Entrusting
Publication Date: December 2006
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Renowned scholar Alfred Bloom presents the life and teachings of Shinran Shonin, the founder of Shin (or Pure Land) Buddhism, the most populist form of Buddhism in Japan, drawing extensively on the writings of this influential Japanese religious reformer.
About the Author
Alfred Bloom, former professor at the University of Hawaii and Dean of the Institute of Buddhist Studies in Berkeley, California, is the author of Shinran's Gospel of Pure Grace and editor of The Essential Shinran and Living in Amida's Universal Vow. He lives in Kailua, HI.