Japanese Buddhist Pilgrimage - Michael Pye

Japanese Buddhist Pilgrimage - Michael Pye

General Conclusions

Japanese Buddhist Pilgrimage - 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.


This chapter looks at points which may be of interest to those who are studying other pilgrimages or who are interested in the methodology of the study of religions as a discipline. It argues that the three organizing concepts of route, transaction and meaning amount to a clear, inductively gained model of the phenomenology of pilgrimage which is particularly relevant to the cases studied but also potentially relevant to other cases of pilgrimage, whether circulatory or not.

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Pye, Michael . General Conclusions. Japanese Buddhist Pilgrimage. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 259-267 Feb 2015. ISBN 9781845539177. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=24527. Date accessed: 23 May 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.24527. Feb 2015

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