Images in Asian Religions

Images in Asian Religions

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This collection offers a challenge to any simple understanding of the role of images by looking at aspects of the reception of image worship that have only begun to be studied, including the many hesitations that Asian religious traditions expressed about image worship. Written by eminent scholars of anthropology, art history, and religion with interests in different regions (India, China, Japan, and Southeast Asia), this volume takes a fresh look at the many ways in which images were defined and received in Asian religions. Buddha Dharma Kyokai Foundation Book on Buddhism and Comparative ReligionSome Western scholars writing on India have been of a similar opinion. For Alain ... The image, in other words, as a reflection of the godhead, is as the diagram of the geometrician in relation to the great diagram in the beyond.a€aquot; Even a scholar anbsp;...

Title:Images in Asian Religions
Author:Phyllis Granoff, Koichi Shinohara
Publisher:UBC Press - 2010-10-01


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