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Old Society, New Belief : Religious transformation of China and Rome, ca. 1st-6th Centuries.

Author: Lisa Ann Raphals; Muzhou Pu; H A Drake
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2017.
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For the first time scholars in the study of early Christianity and early Chinese Buddhism put their efforts together and compare what had happened when a new belief entered into an old society: What were the reactions, rejections, adjustments, or adaptations both societies experienced? What can we learn from this comparison?
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Old Society, New Belief : Religious transformation of China and Rome, ca. 1st-6th Centuries.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, ©2017
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lisa Ann Raphals; Muzhou Pu; H A Drake
ISBN: 9780190278366 0190278366 9780190278373 0190278374 9780190278359 0190278358
OCLC Number: 985347692
Description: 1 online resource (369 pages)
Contents: Cover; Old Society, New Belief; Copyright; Contents; List of Figures and Credits; Preface; Contributors; Introduction ; Part 1 Initial Encounters and Causes of Resistance; 1 "Buddhism Enters China" in Early Medieval China ; 2 Christianity and Rome: A Study in Power Relationships ; 3 Aesthetics of Enlightenment: Philosophical Continuity and Rhetorical Innovation in the Poetics of Roman Architecture ; 4 Justin Martyr and Tatian: Christian Reactions to Encounters with Greco-Roman Culture and Imperial Persecution. 5 When Buddhism Meets the Chen-Wei Prophetic and Apocryphal Discourse: A Religious Encounter in Early Medieval China; 6 Honoring the Dead: The Buddhist Reinvention of Commemorative Literature, Ritual, and Material Culture in Early Medieval China ; Part 2 Interaction, Influence, and Accommodation; 7 Buddhism Challenged, Adopted, and in Disguise: Daoist and Buddhist Interactions in Medieval China; 8 Roman Allotment and the Selection of Bishops; 9 Colonizing the Supernatural: How Daimōn Became Demonized in Late Antiquity; 10 The Taming of Ghosts in Early Chinese Buddhism. 11 Life and Death: The Development of Nirvana Images in the Northern Dynasties; Part 3 Synthesis and Assimilation; 12 Ancient Statues, Christian City: Constantinople and the Parastaseis Syntomoi Chronikai ; 13 Adaptation and Assimilation of Buddhism in China as reflected in Monastic Architecture ; 14 Understanding Retribution in a Changing Religious Landscape: The Case of Yan Zhitui (531-591 ce); 15 From Superstitio to Heresy: Law and Divine Justice (Fourth-Fifth Centuries CE); Conclusion: Comparative Perspectives on China and Rome; Notes; Bibliography; index.

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