Readings of the Lotus Sutra

ISBN-10: 0231142897

ISBN-13: 9780231142892

Edition: 2009

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Description: Specialists in Buddhist philosophy, art, and history of religion outline the major ideas and controversies surrounding the Lotus Sutraand map its manifestations in ritual performance, ascetic practice, visual representations, and social action. Essays survey the Indian context in which the sutra was produced, its compilation and translation history, and its influence across China and Japan. A Chinese and Japanese character glossary, notes on Western translations of the text, and a synoptic bibliography round out the volume.

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Book details

List price: $30.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 7/29/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836

Foreword
Preface
Interpreting the Lotus S&ubar;tra
Expedient Devices, the One Vehicle, and the Life Span of the Buddha
Gender and Hierarchy in the Lotus S&ubar;tra
The Lotus S&ubar;tra and Self-Immolation
Buddhist Practice and the Lotus S&ubar;tra in China
Art of the Lotus S&ubar;tra
Bodily Reading of the Lotus S&ubar;tra
Realizing this World as the Buddha Land
Translations of the Lotus S&ubar;tra into European Languages
Cross-References to Citations of the Lotus S&ubar;tra
Character Glossary
Bibliography
Contributors
Index
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