Life Stories and Identities of Nichiren-shū Priests

  • Mitsutoshi Horii


In his book entitled Buddhism and Buddhists in Japan, Robert Cornell Armstrong made the following comment about Japanese Buddhist priests in the 1920s:

The statement is often made, and with good reason, that the great majority of modern Buddhist priests, who have inherited their temples and to whom their service represents a means of livelihood, do not really believe in their own religion. (Armstrong 1927, pp. 22–23)


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mitsutoshi Horii
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  1. 1.Shumei UniversityChibaJapan

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