Readings of the Lotus Sutra by Stephen TeiserReadings of the Lotus Sutra by Stephen Teiser

Readings of the Lotus Sutra

EditorStephen Teiser, Jacqueline Stone

Paperback | July 29, 2009

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The Lotus Sutra proclaims that a unitary intent underlies the diversity of Buddhist teachings and promises that all people without exception can achieve supreme awakening. Establishing the definitive guide to this profound text, specialists in Buddhist philosophy, art, and history of religion address the major ideas and controversies surrounding the Lotus Sutra and its manifestations in ritual performance, ascetic practice, visual representations, and social action across history. Essays survey the Indian context in which the sutra was produced, its compilation and translation history, and its influence across China and Japan, among many other issues. The volume also includes a Chinese and Japanese character glossary, notes on Western translations of the text, and a synoptic bibliography.

Stephen F. Teiser is D. T. Suzuki Professor in Buddhist Studies at Princeton University. His research focuses on the interaction between Buddhism and Chinese forms of religion. His book Reinventing the Wheel: Paintings of Rebirth in Medieval Buddhist Temples received the Stanislas Julien Prize from the Institut de France.Jacqueline I....
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Title:Readings of the Lotus SutraFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pagesPublished:July 29, 2009Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0231142897

ISBN - 13:9780231142892

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Table of Contents

ContentsForeword, by Sheng YenPreface, by Stephen F. Teiser and Jacqueline I. Stone1. Interpreting the Lotus Sutra, by Stephen F. Teiser and Jacqueline I. Stone2. Expedient Devices, the One Vehicle, and the Life Span of the Buddha, by Carl Bielefeldt3. Gender and Hierarchy in the Lotus Sutra, by Jan Nattier4. The Lotus Sutra and Self-Immolation, by James A. Benn5. Buddhist Practice and the Lotus Sutra in China, by Daniel B. Stevenson6. Art of the Lotus Sutra, by Willa Jane Tanabe 7. Bodily Reading of the Lotus Sutra, by Ruben L. F. Habito8. Realizing This World as the Buddha Land, by Jacqueline I. StoneTranslations of the Lotus Sutra in European LanguagesCross-References to Citations of the Lotus SutraCharacter GlossaryBibliographyContributorsIndex

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an extremely useful overview of key teachings, associated religious movements, and textual and commentarial traditions that...introduces students to the Lotus....