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Buddhism and Its Religious Others: Historical Encounters and Representations
Edited by: C.V. Jones

Buddhism and Its Religious Others, C.V. Jones (editor)

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Author: Christopher V. Jones (editor)
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780197266991
Publication Date: 2022

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Throughout its history, Buddhism has developed alongside other traditions of religious belief and practice. Forms of Buddhism have in every era, region, and culture been confronted by rival systems that challenged its teachings about the world, how to behave in it, and liberation from it. This volume collects studies of Buddhist literature and art that represent the religious other to their audiences. Contributing authors examine how Buddhists in India, China, and elsewhere across Asia have understood their place in shared religious landscapes, and how they have responded to the presence and influence in the world of traditions other to their own. The studies in this volume consider a variety of 'others' that Buddhists of different times and situations have encountered, and the variety of mechanisms that Buddhists have employed to make sense of them. Chapters of this volume explore the range of attitudes that Buddhists have expressed with respect to other religions, how they have either accommodated the other within their worldview, or pronounced the redundancy of their ideas and activities. These chapters illuminate how over the centuries Buddhists have used and reused stories, symbols, and other strategies to explain religious others and their value, in which every representation of the other is always also a comment on the character and status of Buddhism itself.

Buddhism and Its Religious Others: Historical Encounters and Representations, C.V. Jones (editor), Oxford University Press, Hardcover, 280 pages, $85.00

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