The power of the Buddhas : the politics of Buddhism during the Koryŏ dynasty (918-1392) (Book, 2008) [WorldCat.org]
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The power of the Buddhas : the politics of Buddhism during the Koryŏ dynasty (918-1392)

Author: Sem Vermeersch
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Asia Center : Distributed by Harvard University Press, 2008.
Series: Harvard East Asian monographs, 303.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This study is an attempt to specify Buddhism's place in Koryo and to ascertain to what extent and in what areas Buddhism functioned as a state religion. Was state support the main reason for Buddhism's dominance in Koryo? How actively did the state seek to promote religious ideals? What was the strength of Buddhism as an institution and the nature of its relationship to the state? What role did Confucianism, the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Vermeersch, Sem, 1968-
Power of the Buddhas.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Asia Center : Distributed by Harvard University Press, 2008
(OCoLC)607745683
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sem Vermeersch
ISBN: 9780674031883 0674031881
OCLC Number: 213407432
Description: xxii, 485 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Buddhism and the state in late Silla --
Foundations of a new Buddhist policy: T'aejo and Buddhism --
Legal provisions on the status of monks --
The Saṅgha examination, ranking and administration --
The royal and state preceptors --
The Buddhist temple economy in early Koryǒ --
Buddhist state rituals.
Series Title: Harvard East Asian monographs, 303.
Responsibility: Sem Vermeersch.
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Buddhism in medieval Korea is characterized as 'State Protection Buddhism', a religion whose primary purpose was to rally support (supernatural and popular) for and legitimate the state. This book  Read more...

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