First Buddhist Women / Edition 2

First Buddhist Women / Edition 2

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by Susan Murcott
     
 

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ISBN-10: 188837554X

ISBN-13: 9781888375541

Pub. Date: 02/28/2006

Publisher: Parallax Press

First Buddhist Women is a readable, contemporary translation of and commentary on the enlightenment verses of the first female disciples of the Buddha. Through the study of the Therigatha, the earliest-known collection of women’s religious poetry, the book explores Buddhism's 2,600-year-long liberal attitude toward women. Utilizing commentary and

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First Buddhist Women is a readable, contemporary translation of and commentary on the enlightenment verses of the first female disciples of the Buddha. Through the study of the Therigatha, the earliest-known collection of women’s religious poetry, the book explores Buddhism's 2,600-year-long liberal attitude toward women. Utilizing commentary and storytelling, author Susan Murcott traces the journey of wives, mothers, teachers, courtesans, prostitutes, and wanderers who became leaders in the Buddhist community, acquiring roles that even today are rarely filled by women in other, patriarchal religions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781888375541
Publisher:
Parallax Press
Publication date:
02/28/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
230
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

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