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Visions of power : imagining medieval Japanese Buddhism

Author: Bernard Faure; Phyllis Brooks
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 2000, ©1996.
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Looks at Chan/Zen with an array of postmodernist critical techniques. This book probes the imaginaire, or mental universe, of the Buddhist Soto Zen master Keizan Jokin (1268-1325). It draws on texts  Read more...

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Named Person: Keizan; Keizan; Keizan
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bernard Faure; Phyllis Brooks
ISBN: 0691029415 9780691029412 0691037582 9780691037585
OCLC Number: 44599484
Description: xvi, 329 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: List of Illustrations Ch. 1Autobiographical Imagination Ch. 2Imagined Lineages Ch. 3Imagining Powers Ch. 4Mythical Imaginaire Ch. 5Dreaming Ch. 6Images of Death Ch. 7Places of the Mind Ch. 8The Ritual Body Ch. 9The Power of Symbols Ch. 10Iconic Imagination Ch. 11Beyond Icons Epilogue: Imagination and Ideology Glossary Bibliography Index
Other Titles: Fragments de l'imaginaire bouddhique.
Responsibility: Bernard Faure ; translated from the French by Phyllis Brooks.

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