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  Women in the Footsteps of the Buddha: Struggle for Liberation in the Therigatha
By: Blackstone




 
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Author: Blackstone, Kathryn R.
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 812081715x

Product Code: 10559
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A detailed exploration of the quest for liberation on the part of the early bhikkhunis. The issue is considered not only on the basis of previous historical studies based on the complicated symbolism of texts, but also in order to unearth the attitudes and assumptions inherent in the text, and to examine the terms, images, events, and situations insofar as they reveal the feminine perspective of the bhikkhunisangha. The author's careful analysis of the language and imagery in the texts allows her to postulate some bold new conclusions. This study of the only text in the Buddhist tradition of known female authorship will be of importance to anyone investigating a woman's perspective of her own religion, and a clear statement on how renunciants view the nature of nibbana.

Women in the Footsteps of the Buddha, Kathryn Blackstone, Motitlal, 185 pages, $12.95

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