By Bernard Faure
The essays during this quantity try and position the Chan and Zen culture of their ritual and cultural contexts, taking a look at quite a few elements heretofore mostly (and unduly) overlooked. particularly, they exhibit the level to which those traditions, regardless of their declare to strong point, have been indebted to bigger traits in East Asian Buddhism, akin to the cults of icons, relics and the monastic robe.The ebook emphasises the significance of formality for a formal knowing of this allegedly anti-ritualistic type of Buddhism. In doing so, it deconstructs the Chan/Zen 'rhetoric of immediacy' and its ideological underpinnings.
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Chan Buddhism in Ritual Contexts (Routledgecurzon Studies in Asian Religion) by Bernard Faure