By Micah L. Auerback
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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