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The medieval period of Japanese religious history is commonly known as one in which there was a radical transformation of the religious culture. This book suggests an alternate approach to understanding the dynamics of that transformation. One main topic of analysis focuses on what Buddhism - its practices and doctrines, its traditions and institutions - meant for medieval Japanese peoples themselves. This is achieved by using the notions of discourse and ideology and juxtaposing various topics on shared linguistic practices and discursive worlds of medieval Japanese Buddhism.
Collating contributions from outstanding scholars in the field of Buddhist Studies, the editors have created an important work that builds on preliminary work on rethinking the importance and meaning of Kamakura Buddhism published recently in English, and adds greatly to the debate.
|2||Metaphor and theory of cultural change : in search of skillful means for understanding Kamakura Buddhism||20|
|3||The Sangoku-Mappo construct : Buddhism, nationalism, and history in medieval Japan||31|
|4||Texts, talismans, and jewels : the Reikiki and the performativity of sacred texts in medieval Japan||52|
|5||Awakening and language : Indic theories of language in the background of Japanese esoteric Buddhism||79|
|6||Buddhist ceremonials (koshiki) and the ideological discourse of established Buddhism in early medieval Japan||97|
|7||The body of time and the discourse of precepts||126|
|8||Swords, words, and deformity : on Myoe's eccentricity||148|
|9||"Not mere written words" : perspectives on the language of the Lotus Sutra in medieval Japan||160|
|10||The Lotus Sutra as a source for Dogen's discourse style||195|
|11||Empty-handed, but not empty-headed : Dogen's koan strategies||218|
|12||"Rely on the meaning, not on the words" : Shinran's methodology and strategy for reading scriptures and writing the Kyogyoshinsho||240|