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Readings of the Lotus Sutra

4.36 of 5 stars 4.36  ·  rating details  ·  11 ratings  ·  4 reviews
The "Lotus Sutra" proclaims that a unitary intent underlies the diversity of Buddhist teachings and promises that all people without exception can achieve supreme awakening. Establishing the definitive guide to this profound text, specialists in Buddhist philosophy, art, and history of religion address the major ideas and controversies surrounding the "Lotus Sutra" and its ...more
Hardcover, 284 pages
Published July 1st 2009 by Columbia University Press (first published June 1st 2009)
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Chris Bull
The authors are all top academics in the field. Their insights are a great help to those seeking to get a feeling of the Lotus Sutra in the world of Medieval Asia and Japan.
I found this a great help in getting a better understanding. So little has been written in English, I applaud the editors and the publisher.
This book is quite a gem. Intended for a popular / undergraduate audience, it unpacks the Lotus Sutra in a number of compelling and obviously well-considered ways. Next time I teach a class on Chinese religion, I will certainly think about assigning it (or at least selections from it).
Jessica Zu
Only read several relevant chapters for teaching, will revisit this book later. This is definitely the best scholarship on the Lotus Sutra.
Jon Ciliberto
Currently readings. Really excellent, a needed gap-filler.
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