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Proceedings of the British Academy

Buddhism and Its Religious Others

Historical Encounters and Representations

Buddhism and Its Religious Others

Proceedings of the British Academy

Buddhism and Its Religious Others

Historical Encounters and Representations

Proceedings of the British Academy: Buddhism and Its Religious Others

 

Buddhism and Its Religious Others examines how Buddhist literature and art from pre-modern Asia understand and represent the character and value of other religions. It looks at the strategies employed by Indian, Chinese, Japanese, and Southeast Asian Buddhists to challenge and claim authority over traditions that opposed Buddhism and its influence.


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Throughout its history, Buddhism has developed alongside other traditions of religious belief and practice. Forms of Buddhism have in every era, region, and culture been confronted by rival systems that challenged its teachings about the world, how to behave in it, and liberation from it. This volume collects studies of Buddhist literature and art that represent the religious other to their audiences. Contributing authors examine how Buddhists in India, China, and
elsewhere across Asia have understood their place in shared religious landscapes, and how they have responded to the presence and influence in the world of traditions other to their own. The studies in this volume consider a variety of 'others' that Buddhists of different times and situations have
encountered, and the variety of mechanisms that Buddhists have employed to make sense of them. Chapters of this volume explore the range of attitudes that Buddhists have expressed with respect to other religions, how they have either accommodated the other within their worldview, or pronounced the redundancy of their ideas and activities. These chapters illuminate how over the centuries Buddhists have used and reused stories, symbols, and other strategies to explain religious others and their
value, in which every representation of the other is always also a comment on the character and status of Buddhism itself.


ISBN
9780197266991
Pagina's
280
Verschenen
Serie
Proceedings of the British Academy
NUR
700
Druk
1
Uitvoering
Hardback
Taal
Engels
Uitgever
OUP Oxford

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