Listening to Shin Buddhism - Starting Points of Modern Dialogue - Michael Pye

Listening to Shin Buddhism - Starting Points of Modern Dialogue - Michael Pye

Editorial from 1949 (Anonymous)

Listening to Shin Buddhism - Starting Points of Modern Dialogue - Michael Pye

Michael Pye [+-]
Marburg University, (Emeritus) and Otani University
Michael Pye is Professor (emeritus) at Marburg University and a visiting Research Associate of Ōtani University in Kyōto. His writings have ranged widely over problems in the study of religions, studies in Buddhist thought and many aspects of contemporary Japanese religion. His major publications include Skilful Means and Emerging from Meditation.

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As we pick up the story after the ending of global hostilities, it seems appropriate to take some account of the way in which these devastating events are themselves reflected in the content of the journal. The previously mentioned Editorial of May 1949 provides the link. Though unsigned, this Editorial bears all the marks of Suzuki Daisetsu’s authorship, and the fact that he published an article on “Buddhism and Education” in the same issue is significant.6 In this piece, originally a talk, Suzuki does not mince his words and distinguishes sharply between the character of Shintō and of Buddhism. He distances himself from Shintō by the use of the phrase “Japanese Shinto militarists”7 (p.41) but also regards a militaristic propensity as being fundamentally characteristic of Shintō

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Pye, Michael. Editorial from 1949 (Anonymous). Listening to Shin Buddhism - Starting Points of Modern Dialogue. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 41 - 46 Feb 2012. ISBN 9781908049179. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=20358. Date accessed: 06 Feb 2023 doi: 10.1558/equinox.20358. Feb 2012

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