The Tibetan Assimilation of Buddhism: Conversion, Contestation, and Memory by Matthew T. Kapstein

The Tibetan Assimilation of Buddhism: Conversion, Contestation, and Memory

byMatthew T. Kapstein

Paperback | February 15, 2002

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This book explores the Buddhist role in the formation of Tibetan religious thought and identity. In three major sections, the author examines Tibet's eighth-century conversion, sources of dispute within the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, and the continuing revelation of the teaching in bothdoctrine and myth.

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Matthew T. Kapstein is at The Divinity School and the College, University of Chicago.
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Title:The Tibetan Assimilation of Buddhism: Conversion, Contestation, and MemoryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 9.21 × 6.1 × 0.98 inPublished:February 15, 2002Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195152271

ISBN - 13:9780195152272

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"This is an unusual, stimulating piece of scholarship. It is exhaustively researched, linked deeply and broadly to the larger discussions circulating through Tibetan studies and the histories of religions. It is fair-minded in relation to its sources, critical of traditional historiographywithout being belligerent. Not only will scholars of Tibetan Buddhism benefit from this work, but also historians of Tibet generally, practitioners of tantric Buddhism, philosophers and mythologists should have this book on their shelves."--Transcendent Philosophy