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Buddhist scriptures as literature : sacred rhetoric and the uses of theory

Author: Ralph Flores
Publisher: Albany : State University of New York Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Flores, Ralph.
Buddhist scriptures as literature.
Albany : State University of New York Press, ©2008
(DLC) 2007016827
(OCoLC)123818279
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ralph Flores
ISBN: 9781435632127 1435632125
OCLC Number: 212086388
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 223 pages)
Contents: Fictions of reading: Westerners and Buddhist texts --
A prince transformed: the Nikāyas, the Nidānakathā, Aśvaghoşa's Acts of the Buddha --
The Buddha awakening: the Nikāyas --
Winning conversions: the Nikāyas --
Passing on: the Nikāyas --
Figures of right speech: the Dhammapada --
Joyous negations: the Heart sutra --
Masters of emptiness: The gateless barrier and Zen folktales --
Extreme giving: The vessantara jātaka and Shantideva's A guide to the bodhisattva way of life --
Final emergency reading: The Tibetan book of the dead --
Epilogue: Images in the reader.
Responsibility: Ralph Flores.
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