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Making Sense of Tantric Buddhism : History, Semiology, and Transgression in the Indian Traditions.

Author: Christian K Wedemeyer
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, 2012.
Series: South Asia across the disciplines.
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Christian K. Wedemeyer's systematic investigation into Buddhist Tantric traditions fundamentally rethinks the nature of its transgressive theories and practices and situates them firmly within larger trends in learned Indian culture. Challenging the notion that such phenomena are ?marginal" or primitive, Wedemeyer demonstrates these antinomian ?rituals of rebellion" were integrally related, ideologically and  Read more...
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Wedemeyer, Christian K
Making Sense of Tantric Buddhism : History, Semiology, and Transgression in the Indian Traditions
New York : Columbia University Press,c2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christian K Wedemeyer
ISBN: 9780231530958 0231530951
OCLC Number: 821183715
Description: 1 online resource (337 p.)
Contents: PART I: Historiography. 1. Origins, Religion, and the Origins of Tantrism ; 2. Narrating Tantric Buddhism ; 3. Going Native: Traditional Historiography of Tantric Buddhism --
PART II: Interpretation. 4. The Semiology of Transgression ; 5. The Practice of Indian Tantric Buddhism ; 6. Tantric Buddhist Transgression in Context ; Conclusion: No Two "Ways" About It.
Series Title: South Asia across the disciplines.

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Christian K. Wedemeyer's systematic investigation into Buddhist Tantric traditions fundamentally rethinks the nature of its transgressive theories and practices and situates them firmly within larger trends in learned Indian culture. Challenging the notion that such phenomena are ?marginal" or primitive, Wedemeyer demonstrates these antinomian ?rituals of rebellion" were integrally related, ideologically and institutionally, both within the Buddhist mainstream and Indian culture.Revisiting various interpretations of esoteric Buddhism from the early-nineteenth century to the presen

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