A Soga Ryōjin Reader

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Jan van Bragt
Studies in Japanese Philosophy, Volume 12
  • Brussels, Belgium: 
    Chisokudo Publications
    , August
     578 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.
Review coming soon!

Review by Michihiro Ama forthcoming.


The present collection brings together selections from the writings of Soga Ryōjin, arguably the most innovative and influential Pure Land Buddhist thinker of twentieth-century Japan. In an attempt to counter the religious skepticism of his age, Soga rejected the idea of a post-mortem soteriology and fought fiercely for the true significance of Shinran's thought. This volume shows the development of Soga's thinking and the variety of contexts in which he wrote.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Jan van Bragt (1928–2007) was a scholar of Japanese religion and philosophy at the Nanzan Institute for Religion and Culture in Nagoya, Japan, where he served as its first acting director in 1976.

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