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Celibacy and Religious Traditions$
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Carl Olson

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780195306316

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306316.001.0001

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 Celibacy in East Asian Buddhism

 Celibacy in East Asian Buddhism

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Celibacy and Religious Traditions

John Kieschnick (Contributor Webpage)

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Chinese and Japanese Buddhism manifested a wide diversity of practice within a cultural context in which there were many obstacles to celibacy. The cultural image of Buddhism was harmed in China by the misconduct of monks, critical literary figures, and the fabrication of stories about wayward monks for political reasons. With the advent of Japanese devotional movements, many Buddhists rejected celibacy in favor of marriage.

Keywords:   Buddhism, monks, marriage, cultural, political

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