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By Don A. Pittman

The Venerable grasp Taixu (1890-1947) is an important and debatable chinese language Buddhist reformer of the 20 th century. this can be the 1st significant examine in English to target the charismatic reformer and his teachings and offers a entire and soaking up interpretation of Taixu's goals and the divisive controversies that surrounded him. This nuanced paintings is richly documented with quotations from Taixu's personal writings and from a variety of chinese language intellectuals and evangelists of the interval.

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