The Prayer Book Platonist includes books, homilies and articles broadly on the themes of:

  1. The tradition of the Church of England’s Book of Common Prayer – not just 1662, but its various precursors and increasingly international successors, not least the Prayer Book of the Japanese Anglican Church.
  2. The broadly Platonic strand of Christian and Islamic thought and its rich spirituality, including the likes of Pseudo-Dionysius, Augustine, Eckhart, Ibn Arabi, the Cambridge Platonists and more recently, C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien.
  3. Sundry Japonica, including Aikido, the shakuhachi, and inter-faith theological explorations of Japanese Buddhism, particularly that of the Shin (True Pure Land) school.

The author insists that the apparent eccentricity of these interests does in fact converge into a unified whole… AMDG!

Went to a performance of koto, shamisen and shakuhachi, featuring my mother-in-law's koto teacher. She's 81 years old, though you
The opinions represented herein are those of Thomas Plant only.
Another beautiful High Mass at this lively church. Having been to the consecration of the new church building some weeks
A day trip to Mount Takao to look at the Autumn leaves.  Click to see the gallery.  The opinions represented
Friday took me to Otani University, the college of Higashi Honganji, the other large sect of Jodo Shinshu. There I
Kyoto's Ryokoku University is affiliated to the Nishi Honganji sect of Jodo Shinshu Buddhism, and has a beautiful Meiji-period campus
Meiji JinguThe opinions represented herein are those of Thomas Plant only.
Thousands of convicted UK prisoners are to get the right to vote following a European ruling that the present ban,
http://www.luke.or.jp/eng/index.htmlThis morning, I went to Mass at the Anglican chapel of St Luke's International Hospital in Tsukiji, near the famous
Haseo Daien of Tōzenji gave a talk which helpfully summarised the conceptual differences between Christian theology and Shinran's thought as

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