Joji Atone

Joji Atone was born in Fukuoka, Japan, in 1951 and holds a PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Since 1992, he has been the director of Bukkyo University-Los Angeles Extension.

Books by this Author

The Promise of Amida Buddha is the first complete English translation of a seminal collection of writings by the Japanese Pure Land school's founder, Honen-shonin (1133-1212). The so-called Japanese Anthology (Wago Toroku) collects his surviving short writings composed in Japanese, including letters of exhortation and public pronouncements. The vital writings provide a window into Honen's life and the turbulent era in which he lived and taught.Honen-shonin, who lived in Japan in the twelfth...