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Images in Asian Religions : Texts and Contexts.

Author: Phyllis Granoff; Koichi Shinohara
Publisher: Vancouver : UBC Press, 2007.
Series: Asian religions and society series Images in Asian religions
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A comprehensive and balanced look at the role of images in Asian religions, which examines aspects of the reception of image worship that have only begun to be studied.


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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Granoff, Phyllis.
Images in Asian Religions : Texts and Contexts.
Vancouver : UBC Press, ©2007
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Phyllis Granoff; Koichi Shinohara
ISBN: 0774809493 9780774809498 0774809485 9780774809481 9780774851107 0774851104
OCLC Number: 994557093
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (397 pages)
Contents: Intro; Contents; Contributors; Foreword; Acknowledgements; Introduction; PART 1 Defining Images: The Sacred Objects of Indian Religions; PART 2 Images and the Elite Intellectual Culture: Accommodations and Ambiguities; PART 3 Re-creating the Context of Image Worship: Four Case Studies; Index; 1 Images and Their Ritual Use in Medieval India: Hesitations and Contradictions; 2 Theology as History: Divine Images, Imagination, and Rituals in India; 3 Of Metal and Cloths: The Location of Distinctive Features in Divine Iconography (Indian Himalayas). 4 At the Right Side of the Teacher: Imagination, Imagery, and Image in Vedic and Śaiva Initiation5 The Competing Hermeneutics of Image Worship in Hinduism (Fifth to Eleventh Century AD); 6 Stories of Miraculous Images and Paying Respect to the Three Jewels: A Discourse on Image Worship in Seventh-Century China; 7 Icon and Incantation: The Goddess Zhunti and the Role of Images in the Occult Buddhism of China; 8 The Tenjukoku Shucho Mandara: Reconstruction of the Iconography and Ritual Context; 9 Obaku Zen Portrait Painting and Its Sino-Japanese Heritage; 10 Ritual and Image at Angkor Wat; A; B. CD; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; X; Y; Z.
Series Title: Asian religions and society series Images in Asian religions


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The essays are uniformly informative and well written. All of the essays in this collection are well-written and insightful. They certainly fulfill their mandate of dealing with images in Asian Read more...

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