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Making sense of Tantric Buddhism : history, semiology, and transgression in the Indian traditions

Auteur : Christian K Wedemeyer
Éditeur : New York : Columbia University Press, [2013] ©2013
Collection : South Asia across the disciplines.
Édition/format :   Livre électronique : Document : EnglishVoir toutes les éditions et tous les formats
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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  Lire la suite...
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Genre/forme : Electronic books
Format – détails additionnels : Print version:
Wedemeyer, Christian K.
Making sense of Tantric Buddhism.
New York : Columbia University Press, [2013]
(DLC) 2012006168
(OCoLC)777002274
Type d’ouvrage : Document, Ressource Internet
Format : Internet Resource, Computer File
Tous les auteurs / collaborateurs : Christian K Wedemeyer
ISBN : 9780231530958 0231530951
Numéro OCLC : 821183715
Description : 1 online resource (313 pages).
Contenu : 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.
Titre de collection : South Asia across the disciplines.
Responsabilité : 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  Lire la suite...

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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 Lire la suite...

 
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