New PDF release: A Storied Sage: Canon and Creation in the Making of a

By Micah L. Auerback

ISBN-10: 022628638X

ISBN-13: 9780226286389

Since its arrival in Japan within the 6th century, Buddhism has performed a principal position in jap tradition. however the ancient determine of the Buddha, the prince of historic Indian descent who deserted his wealth and tool to turn into an woke up being, has many times disappeared and reappeared, rising every time in a special shape and to assorted ends. A Storied Sage strains this modification of ideas of the Buddha, from Japan’s old interval within the 8th century to the top of the Meiji interval within the early 20th century.

Micah L. Auerback follows the altering fortune of the Buddha in the course of the novel makes use of for the Buddha’s tale in low and high tradition alike, frequently open air of the confines of the Buddhist institution. Auerback argues for the Buddha’s carrying on with relevance in the course of Japan’s early sleek interval and hyperlinks the later Buddhist culture in Japan to its roots at the Asian continent. also, he examines the afterlife of the Buddha in hagiographic literature, demonstrating that the overdue eastern Buddha, faraway from fading right into a ghost of his former self, as a substitute underwent a huge reincarnation. tough many confirmed assumptions approximately Buddhism and its evolution in Japan, A Storied Sage is an important contribution to the bigger dialogue of faith and secularization in modernity.

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