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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, [2013] ©2013
Series: South Asia across the disciplines.
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"Making Sense of Tantric Buddhism fundamentally rethinks the nature of the transgressive theories and practices of the Buddhist Tantric traditions, challenging the notion that the Tantras were 'marginal' or primitive and situating them instead both ideologically and institutionally within larger trends in mainstream Buddhist and Indian culture. Critically surveying prior scholarship, Wedemeyer exposes the fallacies  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Wedemeyer, Christian K.
Making sense of Tantric Buddhism.
New York : Columbia University Press, [2013]
(DLC) 2012006168
(OCoLC)777002274
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 (313 pages).
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.
Responsibility: Christian K. Wedemeyer.

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"Making Sense of Tantric Buddhism" challenges the notion that Buddhist Tantras were "marginal" or primitive and situates them instead--both ideologically and institutionally--within larger trends in  Read more...

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Making Sense of Tantric Buddhism is a major contribution to our understanding of Indian esoteric (or Tantric) Buddhism. Christian K. Wedemeyer writes with verve, humor, and-most crucially-remarkable Read more...

 
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