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Images in Asian religions : texts and contexts

Author: P E Granoff; Koichi Shinohara
Publisher: Vancouver : UBC Press, ©2004.
Series: Asian religions and society series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This collection offers a challenge to any simple understanding of the role of images by looking at aspects of the reception of image worship that have only begun to be studied, including the many hesitations that Asian religious traditions expressed about image worship. Written by eminent scholars of anthropology, art history, and religion with interests in different regions (India, China, Japan, and Southeast  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Images in Asian religions.
Vancouver : UBC Press, ©2004
(DLC) 2005440873
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: P E Granoff; Koichi Shinohara
ISBN: 9780774851107 0774851104 1283131072 9781283131070
OCLC Number: 75972811
Language Note: Includes some text in Chinese and Japanese; some bibliographical references in Chinese and Japanese.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (x, 382 pages) : illustrations.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Images and their ritual use in medieval India : hesitations and contradictions / Phyllis Granoff --
Theology as history : divine images, imagination, and rituals in India / Gilles Tarabout --
Of metal and cloths : the location of distinctive features in divine iconography (Indian Himalayas) / Daniela Berti --
At the right side of the teacher : imagination, imagery, and image in Vedic and Śaiva initiation / Hans Bakker --
The competing hermeneutics of image worship in Hinduism (fifth to eleventh century AD) / Gérard Colas --
Stories of miraculous images and paying repect to the three jewels : a discourse on image worship in seventh-century China / Koichi Shinohara --
Icon and incantation : the goddess Zhunti and the role of images in the occult Buddhism of China / Robert M. Gimello --
The Tenjukoju Shūchō Mandara : reconstruction of the iconography and ritual context / Chari Pradel --
Ōbaku Zen portrait painting and its Sino-Japanese heritage / Elizabeth Horton Sharf --
Ritual and image at Angkor Wat / Robert L. Brown.
Series Title: Asian religions and society series.
Responsibility: edited by Phyllis Granoff and Koichi Shinohara.
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