The Essential Shinran

The Essential Shinran

A Buddhist Path of True Entrusting

By Ruben L. F. Habito (Foreword by); Alfred Bloom (Compiled by)

World Wisdom Books, Paperback, 9781933316215, 251pp.

Publication Date: December 21, 2006

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.