2006 年 54 巻 2 号 p. 737-742,1311
In Shin-Buddhism, there have been two religious aspects: one is the pure religious aspect expected of Shin-Buddhists and the other is the folk aspect including worldly profits and ancestor worship. These two aspects are said to comprise the religiousness of Shin-Buddhism. As for self in Shin-Buddhism, it is assumed to consist of a mutually independent self and a cooperative self.
Taking into consideration the two religious aspects and the two types of view of self mentioned above, I try to advocate a new theory about the propagation of Shin-Buddhism.