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Hermeneutics and Tradition in the Samdhinirmocana-Sutra (Hardback)

John Powers

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ISBN 10: 9004098267 / ISBN 13: 9789004098268
Edité par Brill, Netherlands, 1993
Neuf(s) Etat : New Couverture rigide
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Language: English . Brand New Book. This volume deals with the complex interrelationship between theories of scriptural interpretation and Buddhist notions of tradition and authority with respect to the Samdhinirmocana-sutra, the main scriptural source of the Yogacara school of Indian Buddhism. Of particular concern is the political dimension of Buddhist thought as reflected in this text, speculation on how the sutra might have been written in order to influence power relations in the Buddhist community, and how its arguments are structured in accordance with Buddhist ideas of tradition and authority. This study looks at the text from a number of perspectives, including several current methodological models, philological analysis, and historical considerations. The purpose of this approach is to provide a multi-faceted analysis of this complex work. N° de réf. du libraire AAN9789004098268

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Titre : Hermeneutics and Tradition in the ...

Éditeur : Brill, Netherlands

Date d'édition : 1993

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre :New

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This volume deals with the complex interrelationship between theories of scriptural interpretation and Buddhist notions of tradition and authority with respect to the Saṃdhinirmocana-sūtra, the main scriptural source of the Yogacara school of Indian Buddhism. Of particular concern is the political dimension of Buddhist thought as reflected in this text, speculation on how the sutra might have been written in order to influence power relations in the Buddhist community, and how its arguments are structured in accordance with Buddhist ideas of tradition and authority. This study looks at the text from a number of perspectives, including several current methodological models, philological analysis, and historical considerations. The purpose of this approach is to provide a multi-faceted analysis of this complex work.

About the Author:

C. John Powers, Ph.D. (1991), University of Virginia, is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA. He has published a number of works on Buddhist and Western philosophy and religion

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