By Robert Ford Campany
In addition to the interpretation, Campany presents a considerable examine of the textual content and its writer of their old and spiritual settings. He exhibits how those energetic stories helped combine Buddhism into chinese language society whilst that they served as systems for spiritual contestation and persuasion. Campany deals a nuanced, transparent methodological dialogue of ways such narratives, being items of social reminiscence, should be learn as invaluable proof for the historical past of faith and culture.
Readers attracted to Buddhism; historians of chinese language religions, tradition, society, and literature; students of comparative faith: All will locate Signs from the Unseen Realm a stimulating and wealthy contribution to scholarship.
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Signs from the Unseen Realm: Buddhist Miracle Tales from Early Medieval China (Kuroda Classics in East Asian Buddhism) by Robert Ford Campany