Readings of the Lotus Sutra Hardback
Edited by Stephen F. Teiser, Jacqueline Stone
Part of the Columbia Readings of Buddhist Literature series
The Lotus Sutra proclaims that a unitary intent underlies the diversity of Buddhist teachings and promises that all people without exception can achieve supreme awakening.
Establishing the definitive guide to this profound text, specialists in Buddhist philosophy, art, and history of religion address the major ideas and controversies surrounding the Lotus Sutra and its manifestations in ritual performance, ascetic practice, visual representations, and social action across history.
Essays survey the Indian context in which the sutra was produced, its compilation and translation history, and its influence across China and Japan, among many other issues.
The volume also includes a Chinese and Japanese character glossary, notes on Western translations of the text, and a synoptic bibliography.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 304 pages, 10 illus.
- Publisher: Columbia University Press
- Publication Date: 02/07/2009
- Category: Religion: general
- ISBN: 9780231142885