By Fabio Rambelli,Eric Reinders
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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Buddhism and Iconoclasm in East Asia: A History by Fabio Rambelli,Eric Reinders