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The faces of Buddhism in America

Author: Charles S Prebish; Kenneth Kenʼichi Tanaka
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1998.
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Buddhism is the fastest growing religion in the United States, with adherents estimated in the several millions. But what exactly defines a "Buddhist"? This has been a much-debated question in recent years, particularly in regard to the religion's bifurcation into two camps: the so-called "imported" or ethnic Buddhism of Asian immigrants and the "convert" Buddhism of a mostly middle-class, liberal, intellectual  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles S Prebish; Kenneth Kenʼichi Tanaka
ISBN: 0520204603 9780520204607 0520213017 9780520213012
OCLC Number: 37782936
Description: viii, 370 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Chinese Buddhism in America: identity and practice / Stuart Chandler --
Shin Buddhism in America: a social perspective / Alfred Bloom --
Japanese Zen in America: Americanizing the face in the mirror / G. Victor Sogen Hori --
Nichiren Shoshu and Soka Gakkai in America: the pioneer spirit / Jane Hurst --
Tibetan Buddhism in America: the development of American Vajrayana / Amy Lavine --
Korean Buddhism in America: a new style of Zen / Mu Soeng --
Vietnamese Buddhism in North America: tradition and acculturation / Cuong Tu Nguyen and A.W. Barber --
Theravada Buddhism in America: prospects for the Sangha / Paul David Numrich --
Insight meditation in the United States: life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness / Gil Fronsdal --
Who is a Buddhist? Charting the landscape of Buddhist America / Jan Nattier --
Divided dharma: white Buddhists, ethnic Buddhists, and racism / Rick Fields --
Americanizing the Buddha: Paul Carus and the transformation of Asian thought / Martin J. Verhoeven --
Buddhist and Western psychotherapies: an Asian American perspective / Ryo Imamura --
Helping the iron bird fly: Western Buddhist women and issues of authority in the late 1990s / Rita M. Gross --
Coming out in the Sangha: queer community in American Buddhism / Roger Corless --
Responding to the cries of the world: socially engaged Buddhism in North America / Donald Rothberg --
Colors and contours of American Buddhism / Kenneth K. Tanaka.
Responsibility: edited by Charles S. Prebish and Kenneth K. Tanaka.
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States that Buddhism is the fastest growing religion in the United States. This book examines the debates surrounding contemporary Buddhism's many faces. It investigates Americanized Asian traditions  Read more...


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