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Jizoku (Priests' Wives) in Soto Zen Buddhism: An Ambiguous Category
Author Kawahashi, Noriko (著)=川橋範子 (au.)
Source Japanese Journal of Religious Studies
Volumev.22 n.1-2
Pages161 - 183
PublisherNanzan Institute for Religion and Culture=南山宗教文化研究所
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Location名古屋, 日本 [Nagoya, Japan]
Content type期刊論文=Journal Article
KeywordSoto (Buddhist sect); women in Buddhism; Leadership, religious--Buddhism; women--Japan; Wives
AbstractMost modem Japanese Buddhist organizations,particularly the schools of Zen,continue to espouse the ideal of world-renunciation. This has led to a reluctance on the part of the Zen organizations to officially acknowledge the presence of the priests,wives (jizoku). The wives are thus left with no recognized place in the temple structure, despite the indispensable part they play in managing the temples’ day-to-day affairs.1 he present article describes the diverse roles of the jizoku, shows something of the difficulty of their position,and suggests possible changes in the Buddhist organizations that might improve their status.
ISSN03041042 (P)
Created date1998.04.28
Modified date2017.08.24

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