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Practicing scripture : a lay Buddhist movement in late imperial China

Author: B J ter Haar
Publisher: Honolulu : University of Hawaiʻi Press, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Practicing Scripture is an original and detailed history of one of the most successful religious movements of late imperial China, the Non-Action Teachings, or Wuweijiao, from its beginnings in the late sixteenth century in the prefectures of southern Zhejiang to the middle of the twentieth century, when communist repression dealt it a crippling blow. Uncovering important data on its beliefs and practices, Barend  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: B J ter Haar
ISBN: 9780824839277 0824839277
OCLC Number: 879552974
Description: x, 298 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Patriarch Luo: From Soldier to Religious Teacher --
Charismatic Teachers against the Current --
Spirited Debates and Sudden Conversions --
Religious Beliefs and Ritual Practices --
The Routinization of Charisma --
The Movement under Duress --
Rediscovering Lay Buddhism.
Responsibility: Barend J. ter Haar.
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"Practicing Scripture is an original and detailed history of one of the most successful religious movements of late imperial China, the Non-Action Teachings, or Wuweijiao, from its beginnings in the late sixteenth century in the prefectures of southern Zhejiang to the middle of the twentieth century, when communist repression dealt it a crippling blow. Uncovering important data on its beliefs and practices, Barend ter Haar paints a wholly new picture of the group, which, despite its Daoist-sounding name, was a deeply devout lay Buddhist movement whose adherents rejected the worship of statues and ancestors while venerating the writings of Patriarch Luo (fl. early sixteenth century), a soldier-turned-lay Buddhist"--

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