Visions of Power: Imagining Medieval Japanese Buddhism

Visions of Power: Imagining Medieval Japanese Buddhism



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780691037585
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 05/05/1996
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 7.75(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Bernard Faure is Professor of Religious Studies at Stanford University. He is the author of The Red Thread: Buddhist Approaches to Sexuality; Chan Insights and Oversights: An Epistemological Critique of the Chan Tradition; and The Rhetoric of Immediacy: A Cultural Critique of Chan/Zen Buddhism, all available from Princeton.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
List of Abbreviations
Ch. 1Autobiographical Imagination30
Ch. 2Imagined Lineages47
Ch. 3Imagining Powers71
Ch. 4Mythical Imaginaire83
Ch. 5Dreaming114
Ch. 6Images of Death144
Ch. 7Places of the Mind179
Ch. 8The Ritual Body198
Ch. 9The Power of Symbols224
Ch. 10Iconic Imagination237
Ch. 11Beyond Icons264
Epilogue: Imagination and Ideology275

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