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Buddhist Hermeneutics

Donald S. Lopez (editor)

ISBN: 9780824814472

Publication Date: Jan 1992

Format: Paperback

£18.50

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Given its vast literature and its practice of teaching what is appropriate for a particular disciple, the Buddhist tradition has long had to wrestle with the question of which of his many scriptures represented the Buddha's highest view. In response to that problem, Buddhist commentators developed sophisticated systems of interpretation, Buddhist hermeneutics. The present volume of essays by leading western Buddhologists surveys the rich variety of strategies employed by Buddhist thinkers of India, Tibet, China, and Japan to interpret their sacred texts.
Illustrations Illustrations
Pages 312
Date Published 30 Jan 1992
Publisher University of Hawai'i Press
Subject/s Buddhism   Oriental & Indian philosophy   Criticism & exegesis of sacred texts  

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