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Hagiographies or idealized biographies which recount the lives of saints, bodhisattvas and other charismatic figures have been the meeting place for myth and experience. In medieval Europe, the 'lives of saints' were read during liturgical celebrations and the texts themselves were treated as sacred objects. In Japan, it was believed that those who read the biographies of lofty monks would acquire merit. Since hagiographies were written or compiled by 'believers', the line between fantasy and reality was often obscured. This study of the bodhisattva Gyoki - regarded as the monk who started the largest social welfare movement in Japan - illustrates how Japanese Buddhist hagiographers chose to regard a single monk's charitable activities as a miraculous achievement that shaped the course of Japanese history.


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  • Author : Jonathan Morris Augustine
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Genre : History
  • Total Pages : 184 pages
  • ISBN : 1134352913
  • PDF File Size : 20,5 Mb
  • Language : English
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Buddhist Hagiography in Early Japan

Buddhist Hagiography in Early Japan
  • Publisher : Routledge
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  • Release Date : 21 October 2004
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Hagiographies or idealized biographies which recount the lives of saints, bodhisattvas and other charismatic figures have been the meeting place for myth and experience. In medieval Europe, the 'lives of

Buddhist Hagiography in Early Japan

Buddhist Hagiography in Early Japan
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • File Size : 55,8 Mb
  • Release Date : 21 October 2004
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Hagiographies or idealized biographies which recount the lives of saints, bodhisattvas and other charismatic figures have been the meeting place for myth and experience. In medieval Europe, the 'lives of

Plotting the Prince

Plotting the Prince
  • Publisher : University of Hawaii Press
  • File Size : 43,5 Mb
  • Release Date : 30 November 2012
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Plotting the Prince traces the development of conceptual maps of the world created through the telling of stories about Prince Shōtoku (573?–622?), an eminent statesman who is credited with founding

Explaining Pictures

Explaining Pictures
  • Publisher : University of Hawaii Press
  • File Size : 21,9 Mb
  • Release Date : 28 February 2006
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Early Japanese Buddhism was patronized by the literate classes and remained a prerogative of the elite until the end of the twelfth century. With the fiscal and political decline of

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A Storied Sage
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • File Size : 21,6 Mb
  • Release Date : 07 December 2016
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This study traces the modern transformation of Japanese Buddhist concepts across the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, specifically the notion of the historical Buddhai.e., the prince of ancient Indian descent

Critical Readings on Pure Land Buddhism in Japan

Critical Readings on Pure Land Buddhism in Japan
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • File Size : 40,6 Mb
  • Release Date : 08 June 2020
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Pure Land was one of the main fields of mythopoesis and discourse among the Asian Buddhist traditions, and in Japan of central cultural importance from the Heian period right up

Crisis in Early Religion

Crisis in Early Religion
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • File Size : 31,8 Mb
  • Release Date : 02 December 2022
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Religion is closely linked to social development as it often serves as the ideological fundament of a society and one of the foremost expressions of its culture. The articles in

Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Hagiographical Strategies

Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Hagiographical Strategies
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • File Size : 24,6 Mb
  • Release Date : 12 January 2017
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This book examines the potential of conducting studies in comparative hagiology, through parallel literary and historical analyses of spiritual life writings pertaining to distinct religious contexts. In particular, it focuses

The Social Dimension of Shin Buddhism

The Social Dimension of Shin Buddhism
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • File Size : 33,6 Mb
  • Release Date : 23 August 2010
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This book analyzes social aspects of Shin Buddhism (Jōdo Shinshū), a mainstream Japanese religious tradition. The contributions collected here especially focus on the intersection between Shin Buddhism, politics, education,

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Experimental Buddhism
  • Publisher : University of Hawaii Press
  • File Size : 53,7 Mb
  • Release Date : 31 October 2013
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Based on ethnographic fieldwork and archival research, it is one of the first studies to give readers a sense of what is happening on the front lines as a growing