Buddhism and Iconoclasm in East Asia

Buddhism and Iconoclasm in East Asia

A History

eBook - 2012
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This is a cross-cultural study of the multifaceted relations between Buddhism, its materiality, and instances of religious violence and destruction in East Asia, which remains a vast and still largely unexplored field of inquiry. Material objects are extremely important not just for Buddhist practice, but also for the conceptualization of Buddhist doctrines; yet, Buddhism developed ambivalent attitudes towards such need for objects, and an awareness that even the most sacred objects could be destroyed. After outlining Buddhist attitudes towards materiality and its vulnerability, the authors pr.
Publisher: London ; New York : Bloomsbury Academic, 2012
ISBN: 9781283853316
1283853310
9781441181688
1441181687
1472525957
9781472525956
1441145095
9781441145093
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xvi, 247 pages)
Additional Contributors: Reinders, Eric Robert - Author

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