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Mourning the Unborn Dead: A Buddhist Ritual Comes to America Kindle Edition

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"A fascinating portrait of contemporary American Zen viewed through an unlikely lens: the Americanization of the mizuko kuyo ritual, which is a funeral of sorts for aborted and miscarried fetuses." --Buddhadharma


"Elegantly written... This is a compassionate, instructive book for which I find myself grateful. It will appeal to psychotherapists, students of religion, feminists--to anyone interested in people and ideas."--The Canadian Charger


"[Wilson] offers a far-reaching and sympathetic look at a growing movement, reassuring us in graceful language that 'the softly smiling Jizo...may yet hide deeper surprises for those who come to [hm] for aid." --Tricycle


About the Author

Jeff Wilson is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies and East Asian Studies at Renison College, University of Waterloo.

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  • File Size: 3395 KB
  • Print Length: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (January 21, 2009)
  • Publication Date: January 21, 2009
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B001P80EWK
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By a_reader on December 14, 2012
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Not for anyone looking for a light read. This book is informative but college text like. Not knowing anything about real Zen, I found it rough to read at times. Small doses! Glad I got it, it's a great source on this subject.
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By Joan on December 1, 2013
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This is a very informative book, and the chapters can be easily read in whatever order one desires.
It was very helpful as a resource for a graduate paper and presentation for a course on Grief
Counseling.
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