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Chan Buddhism in ritual context

Author: Bernard Faure
Publisher: London ; New York : RoutledgeCurzon, 2003.
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The essays in this volume attempt to place the Chan and Zen tradition in their ritual and cultural contexts, looking at various aspects heretofore largely (and unduly) ignored.
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Genre/Form: History
Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bernard Faure
ISBN: 0415297486 9780415297486 9780203987810 0203987810
OCLC Number: 51088107
Description: ix, 320 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Chan and Zen studies: the state of the field(s) / Bernard Faure --
Imagining the portrait of a Chan master / Wendi Adamek --
On the ritual use of Chan portraiture in medieval China / T. Griffith Foulk, Robert H. Sharf --
Tang dynasty Chan mummy [roushen] and a modern case of furta sacra?: investigating the contested bones of Shitou Xiqian / James Robson --
Filling the Zen shū: notes on the Jisshū Yōdō Ki / Carl Bielefeldt --
Quand l'habit fait le moine: the symbolism of the kāṣāya in Sōtō Zen / Bernard Faure --
Enlightenment of kami and ghosts: spirit ordinations in Japanese Sōtō Zen / William M. Bodiford --
How Dōshō's medicine saved Dōgen: medicine, Dōshōan and Edo-period Dōgen biographies / Duncan Ryūken Williams.
Responsibility: edited by Bernard Faure.
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