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The red thread : Buddhist approaches to sexuality

Author: Bernard Faure
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1998.
Series: Princeton paperbacks
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this volume, Bernard Faure reveals Buddhism's paradoxical attitudes toward sexuality. He draws from different writings, such as the orthodox and heterodox "doctrines" of Buddhism and its monastic  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bernard Faure
ISBN: 0691059985 9780691059983 0691059977 9780691059976
OCLC Number: 38856169
Language Note: Translation of Sexualités Bouddhiques.
Description: vi, 338 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: The Two Roads --
Buddhist Sexualities --
Ch. 1. The Hermeneutics of Desire. Protean Desire. The Buddhist Economy of Desire. Ascetic Lust. The Trend Reversal. The Ambivalent Body --
Ch. 2. Disciplining Sex, Sexualizing Discipline. Law, Order, and Libido. Sexual Offenses. The Rise of Mahayana Precepts --
Ch. 3. The Ideology of Transgression. The Rule of Antinomianism. Crazy Cloud. Transgression --
Sublime or Sublimated? Ritual Infractions. Feminine Transgression --
Ch. 4. Clerical Vices and Vicissitudes. Monastic Decline and Anticlericalism. The Demonic Priest. The Juridical Background. Nyobon. Order or Freedom --
Ch. 5. Buddhist Homosexualities. The New Sodom. The Social and Cultural Context(s). The Quest for Origins --
Ch. 6. Boys to Men. The Literary Tradition of the Chigo. The "Divine Child" Mystique. Head or Tail.
Series Title: Princeton paperbacks
Other Titles: Sexualités bouddhiques.
Responsibility: Bernard Faure.
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