Hermeneutics and Tradition in the <i>Sam dhinirmocana-Sutra</i>

Hermeneutics and Tradition in the Sam dhinirmocana-Sutra

by John Powers

Hardback Publication Date: 01/07/1993

  $204.95
This volume deals with the complex interrelationship between theories of scriptual interpretation and Buddhist notions of tradition and authority with respect to the "Samdhinirmocana-sutra", the main scriptual source of the Yogacara school of Indian Buddhism. Of particular concern is the political dimension of Buddhist thought as reflected in this text, speculation on how the sutra might have been written in order to influence power relations in the Buddhist community, and how its arguments are structured in accordance with Buddhist ideas of tradition and authority. The study looks at the text from a number of perspectives, including several current methodological models, philological analysis and historical considerations. The purpose of this approach is to provide a multi-faceted analysis of this complex work.
ISBN:
9789004098268
9789004098268
Category:
Buddhism
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
01-07-1993
Language:
English
Publisher:
Brill
Country of origin:
Netherlands
Pages:
186
Dimensions (mm):
240x160x19mm
Weight:
0.51kg

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