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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 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: List of IllustrationsAcknowledgmentsList of AbbreviationsIntroduction3Ch. 1Autobiographical Imagination30Ch. 2Imagined Lineages47Ch. 3Imagining Powers71Ch. 4Mythical Imaginaire83Ch. 5Dreaming114Ch. 6Images of Death144Ch. 7Places of the Mind179Ch. 8The Ritual Body198Ch. 9The Power of Symbols224Ch. 10Iconic Imagination237Ch. 11Beyond Icons264Epilogue: Imagination and Ideology275Glossary289Bibliography299Index323
Other Titles: Fragments de l'imaginaire bouddhique.
Responsibility: Bernard Faure ; translated from the French by Phyllis Brooks.

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