Fabio Rambelli,Eric Reinders's Buddhism and Iconoclasm in East Asia: A History PDF

By Fabio Rambelli,Eric Reinders

ISBN-10: 1441145095

ISBN-13: 9781441145093

ISBN-10: 1472525957

ISBN-13: 9781472525956

it is a cross-cultural research of the multifaceted family among Buddhism, its materiality, and circumstances of spiritual violence and destruction in East Asia, which continues to be an unlimited and nonetheless principally unexplored box of inquiry. fabric gadgets are vitally important not only for Buddhist perform, but additionally for the conceptualization of Buddhist doctrines; but, Buddhism constructed ambivalent attitudes in the direction of such want for items, and an wisdom that even the main sacred items can be destroyed.

After outlining Buddhist attitudes in the direction of materiality and its vulnerability, the authors suggest a distinct and extra inclusive definition of iconoclasm-a concept that's in most cases now not hired in discussions of East Asian religions. Case reports of non secular destruction in East Asia are awarded, including a brand new theoretical framework drawn from semiotics and cultural stories, to handle extra normal matters on the topic of cultural price, sacredness, and destruction, in an try to comprehend circumstances within which the prestige and the that means of the sacred in any given tradition is wondered, contested, and eventually denied, and the way non secular associations react to these challenges.

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