Coverart for item
The Resource Relics of the Buddha, John S. Strong

Relics of the Buddha, John S. Strong

Label
Relics of the Buddha
Title
Relics of the Buddha
Statement of responsibility
John S. Strong
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Buddhism is popularly seen as religion stressing the truth of impermanence. How, then, to account for the long-standing veneration, in Asian Buddhist communities, of bone fragments, hair, teeth, and other bodily bits said to come from the historic Buddha?" "Early European and American scholars of religion, influenced by a characteristic Protestant bias against relic worship, declared such practices to be superstitious and fraudulent, and far from the true essence of Buddhism." "John Strong's book, by contrast, argues that relic veneration has played a serious and integral role in Buddhist traditions in South and Southeast Asia - and that it is in no way foreign to Buddhism." "The book is structured around the life story of the Buddha, starting with traditions about relics of previous buddhas and relics from the past lives of the Buddha Sakayamuni. It then considers the death of the Buddha, the collection of his bodily relics after his cremation, and stories of their spread to different parts of Asia. The book ends with a consideration of the legend of the future parinirvana (extinction) of the relics prior to the advent of the next Buddha, Maitreya. Throughout, the author does not hesitate to explore the many versions of these legends and to relate them to their ritual, doctrinal, artistic, and social contexts."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Strong, John
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Buddhisms
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gautama Buddha
  • Gautama Buddha
  • Gautama Buddha
  • Gautama Buddha
  • Buddha
  • Buddha
  • Buddhist shrines
  • Buddhist shrines
  • Stūpas
  • Stūpas
  • Buddhist shrines
  • Relics
  • Stūpas
  • South Asia
  • Southeast Asia
  • Boeddhisme
  • Relikwieën
  • Reliquie
  • RELIGION / Comparative Religion
Label
Relics of the Buddha, John S. Strong
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-277) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Relics of previous Buddhas -- Relics of the Bodhisattva -- Relics of the still-living Buddha : hairs and footprints -- The Parinirvāṇa of the Buddha -- Aśoka and the Buddha relics -- Predestined relics : the extension of the Buddha's life story in some Sri Lankan traditions -- Further extensions of the Buddha's life story : some tooth relic traditions -- Relics and eschatology
Control code
on1044750703
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691188119
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv399brh
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1044750703
Label
Relics of the Buddha, John S. Strong
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-277) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Relics of previous Buddhas -- Relics of the Bodhisattva -- Relics of the still-living Buddha : hairs and footprints -- The Parinirvāṇa of the Buddha -- Aśoka and the Buddha relics -- Predestined relics : the extension of the Buddha's life story in some Sri Lankan traditions -- Further extensions of the Buddha's life story : some tooth relic traditions -- Relics and eschatology
Control code
on1044750703
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691188119
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv399brh
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1044750703

Library Locations

    • Copley LibraryBorrow it
      5998 Alcalá Park, San Diego, CA, 92110-2492, US
      32.771354 -117.193327
Processing Feedback ...