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Against HarmonyProgressive and Radical Buddhism in Modern Japan

Against Harmony: Progressive and Radical Buddhism in Modern Japan

James Mark Shields

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780190664008
eISBN:
9780190675523
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190664008.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism, Religion and Society

Against Harmony traces the history of progressive and radical experiments in Japanese Buddhist thought and practice from the mid-Meiji period through the early Shōwa period (1885–1935), when ... More

Anarchy in the Pure LandReinventing the Cult of Maitreya in Modern Chinese Buddhism

Anarchy in the Pure Land: Reinventing the Cult of Maitreya in Modern Chinese Buddhism

Justin Ritzinger

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190491161
eISBN:
9780190491185
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190491161.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Anarchy in the Pure Land investigates the cult of Maitreya, the future Buddha, promoted by the Chinese Buddhist reform movement spearheaded by Taixu as an avenue through which to consider the ... More

The Buddha PartyHow the People's Republic of China Works to Define and Control Tibetan Buddhism

The Buddha Party: How the People's Republic of China Works to Define and Control Tibetan Buddhism

John Powers

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780199358151
eISBN:
9780199358182
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199358151.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism, Religion and Society

The Buddha Party is an analysis of Chinese propaganda discourses that attempt to define Tibetan Buddhist belief and sway opinion within the country and abroad. Much of this is at odds with historical ... More

The Buddha's Doctrine and the Nine VehiclesRog Bande Sherab's Lamp of the Teachings

The Buddha's Doctrine and the Nine Vehicles: Rog Bande Sherab's Lamp of the Teachings

Jose Ignacio Cabezon

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199958603
eISBN:
9780199980819
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199958603.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The twelfth and thirteenth centuries were a time of tremendous religious efflorescence in Tibet, a period when Tibetans gained their own voice, crafting intellectual and spiritual traditions that ... More

Buddhism in Mongolian History, Culture, and Society

Buddhism in Mongolian History, Culture, and Society

Vesna A. Wallace (ed.)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199958641
eISBN:
9780190206819
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199958641.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This volume comprises fifteen chapters dedicated to the study of Buddhism among various Mongolian ethnic groups: Khalkha, Oirats/Dzungars/Kalmyks, and Buryats. It presents historical figures that ... More

Buddhist Extremists and Muslim MinoritiesReligious Conflict in Contemporary Sri Lanka

Buddhist Extremists and Muslim Minorities: Religious Conflict in Contemporary Sri Lanka

John Clifford Holt (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190624378
eISBN:
9780190624415
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190624378.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book examines the historical contexts and substantive reasons giving rise to Buddhist nationalism and aggressive attacks on Muslim communities in Sri Lanka. While the rise of Buddhist ... More

Buddhist FuryReligion and Violence in Southern Thailand

Buddhist Fury: Religion and Violence in Southern Thailand

Michael K. Jerryson

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199793235
eISBN:
9780199897438
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199793235.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

For many people, the concept of Buddhist violence is an oxymoron. The image of a Buddhist monk holding a handgun or the view of a militarized Buddhist monastery challenges our popular images of ... More

Buddhist Nuns and Gendered PracticeIn Search of the Female Renunciant

Buddhist Nuns and Gendered Practice: In Search of the Female Renunciant

Nirmala S. Salgado

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199760022
eISBN:
9780199345120
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199760022.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book centers on narratives about female renunciation in Buddhism as well as the construction of gender and renunciant identity in the study of Buddhist nuns. Focusing on research about Buddhist ... More

Buddhist Poetry and ColonialismAlagiyavanna and the Portuguese in Sri Lanka

Buddhist Poetry and Colonialism: Alagiyavanna and the Portuguese in Sri Lanka

Stephen C. Berkwitz

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199935765
eISBN:
9780199333035
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199935765.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book examines five poetic works by Alagiyavanna Mukaveṭi to describe how Buddhism in Sri Lanka was shaped and transformed by the encounters with Portuguese colonizers and missionaries in the ... More

Chan Rhetoric of Uncertainty in the Blue Cliff RecordSharpening a Sword at the Dragon Gate

Chan Rhetoric of Uncertainty in the Blue Cliff Record: Sharpening a Sword at the Dragon Gate

Steven Heine

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780199397761
eISBN:
9780199397792
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199397761.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Chan Rhetoric of Uncertainty provides an innovative, critical textual and literary analysis, in light of Song dynasty (960–1279) Chinese cultural and intellectual historical trends, of the Blue Cliff ... More

Consequences of CompassionAn Interpretation and Defense of Buddhist Ethics

Consequences of Compassion: An Interpretation and Defense of Buddhist Ethics

Charles Goodman

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195375190
eISBN:
9780199871377
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195375190.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Buddhist ethical views have much in common with certain modern ethical theories, and contain many insights relevant to contemporary moral problems. This book examines the theoretical structure of the ... More

Demoting VishnuRitual, Politics, and the Unraveling of Nepal's Hindu Monarchy

Demoting Vishnu: Ritual, Politics, and the Unraveling of Nepal's Hindu Monarchy

Anne T. Mocko

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780190275211
eISBN:
9780190275242
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190275211.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book explores the role of ritual in the collapse of Nepal’s Hindu monarchy. Ritual had sustained the monarchy for more than two centuries, creating a social position for the king independent of ... More

Did Dogen Go to China?

Did Dogen Go to China?

Steven Heine

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780195305708
eISBN:
9780199784776
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195305701.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book provides a comprehensive examination of the diverse writings of Dōgen (1200-1253), the founder of Sōtō (C. Ts’ao-tung) Zen Buddhism in Japan. Dōgen is especially known for introducing to ... More

The Dispeller of DisputesNagarjuna's Vigrahavyavartani

The Dispeller of Disputes: Nagarjuna's Vigrahavyavartani

Jan Westerhoff

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199732692
eISBN:
9780199777365
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732692.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism, Philosophy of Religion

The Vigrahavyāvartanī is a short work by the second-century Indian Buddhist philosopher Nāgārjuna. In this text, which is written in a lively question-and-answer style he addresses a number of ... More

DōgenTextual and Historical Studies

Dōgen: Textual and Historical Studies

Steven Heine (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199754465
eISBN:
9780199932801
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754465.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

In this book scholars of Buddhism from both sides of the Pacific explore the life and thought of Zen Master Dōgen (1200–1253), the founder of the Japanese Soto sect. Through both textual and ... More

Dōgen and Sōtō Zen

Dōgen and Sōtō Zen

Steven Heine (ed.)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199324859
eISBN:
9780190218690
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199324859.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This volume explores diverse aspects of the life and teachings of Zen master Dōgen (1200–1253), the founder of the Sōtō Zen sect (or Sōtōshū) in early Kamakura-era Japan. In addition chapters examine ... More

Dreaming the Great BrahminTibetan Traditions of the Buddhist Poet-Saint Saraha

Dreaming the Great Brahmin: Tibetan Traditions of the Buddhist Poet-Saint Saraha

Kurtis R. Schaeffer

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195173734
eISBN:
9780199850303
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173734.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book explores the creation and recreation of Buddhist saints through narratives, poetry, art, ritual, and even dream visions. Looking at the cultural and literary history of the well-known ... More

Echoes of EnlightenmentThe Life and Legacy of Sonam Peldren

Echoes of Enlightenment: The Life and Legacy of Sonam Peldren

Suzanne M. Bessenger

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190225278
eISBN:
9780190225308
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190225278.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book explores the previously unavailable religious biography of the fourteenth-century Tibetan female saint Sönam Peldren (Tib: bsod nams dpal ‘dren, 1328–1372, tentative). Purportedly ... More

Enlightenment in DisputeThe Reinvention of Chan Buddhism in Seventeenth-Century China

Enlightenment in Dispute: The Reinvention of Chan Buddhism in Seventeenth-Century China

Jiang Wu

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195333572
eISBN:
9780199868872
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333572.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book studies the revival of Chan Buddhism in seventeenth‐century China. Focusing on a series of controversies, this book argues that the Chan revival was a systematic reinvention of Chan ideals ... More

The Forerunner of All ThingsBuddhaghosa on Mind, Intention, and Agency

The Forerunner of All Things: Buddhaghosa on Mind, Intention, and Agency

Maria Heim

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199331031
eISBN:
9780199369386
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199331031.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book treats systematically the ethical thought of the fifth-century CE Theravāda Buddhist thinker Buddhaghosa. It focuses on an important equivalence in Buddhist thought that identifies ... More

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