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Metaphor and literalism in Buddhism : the doctrinal history of nirvana

Author: Soon-il Hwang; Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies.
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2006.
Series: Routledge critical studies in Buddhism.
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This book studies the doctrinal development of the Pali Nirwana and subsequent tradition and compares it with the Chinese Agama and its traditional interpretation.
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History
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Hwang, Soon-il, 1968-
Metaphor and literalism in Buddhism.
London ; New York : Routledge, 2006
(DLC) 2005036655
(OCoLC)62732625
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Soon-il Hwang; Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies.
ISBN: 0203001931 9780203001936 9786610549467 661054946X 1134254342 9781134254347
OCLC Number: 76803605
Language Note: Includes translations from Pali, Sanskrit, and Chinese.
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 160 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: BOOK COVER; HALF-TITLE; SERIES-TITLE; TITLE; COPYRIGHT; DEDICATION; CONTENTS; FIGURES AND TABLES; PREFACE; ABBREVIATIONS; INTRODUCTION; 1. NIRVANA AND ITS REFERENCE; 2. THE TWO NIRVANA THEORY IN THE EARLY CANON; 3. DEVELOPMENTS OF THE TWO NIRAVANA THEORY; 4. NIRVANA IN THE THERAVADA BUDDHIST TRADITION; 5. NIRAVANA IN NORTHERN BUDDHIST SCHOOLS; 6. CONCLUSION; SELECTED SOURCES FOR THE NIRVANA CONCEPT AND THE TWO NIRVANA THEORY; NOTES; BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX.
Series Title: Routledge critical studies in Buddhism.
Responsibility: Soonil Hwang.
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Presents a study of the doctrinal development of nirvana in the Pali "Nikaaya" and subsequent tradition and compares it with the Chinese "aagama" and its traditional interpretation. This work also  Read more...

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