Provides an ideal introduction to East Asian Buddhist traditions, premodern and modern.
The essays are all of high standard...written in a clear style that are a pleasure to read...required reading for everyone interested in Buddhism.
(Robert F. Rhodes The Eastern Buddhist
This impressive collection of essays has been carefully edited for consistency in terminology and structure, and includes a number of supplements that enhance the usefulness of the volume in a classroom setting
(Natalie Gummer Journal of the American Academy of Religion
an extremely useful overview of key teachings, associated religious movements, and textual and commentarial traditions that...introduces students to the Lotus....
(Religious Studies Review
Readings of the Lotus Sutra is well conceived and balanced, and all of the major areas and issues are covered. I would not hesitate to use this volume for classroom teaching. Indeed, I would structure my undergraduate teaching around it. We need more volumes like this.
(Robert Sharf, University of California, Berkeley)