Pure Land: History, Tradition, and Practice (Buddhist Foundations Series). By Charles B. Jones. Boulder, CO: Shambhala Publications, 2021. 264 pages. $16.95 (paperback). ISBN 9781611808902.
Charles B. Jones’ Pure Land: History, Tradition, and Practice is an excellent reminder that viewing the whole forest is every bit as important as investigating its individual trees. Not a textbook yet functioning in a somewhat similar role, this synoptic book serves as a wonderful resource for undergraduate teaching with its informal engagement of the reader.