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The Resource Visions of Power : Imagining Medieval Japanese Buddhism, (electronic resource)

Visions of Power : Imagining Medieval Japanese Buddhism, (electronic resource)

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Visions of Power : Imagining Medieval Japanese Buddhism
Title
Visions of Power
Title remainder
Imagining Medieval Japanese Buddhism
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
Continuing his efforts to look at Chan/Zen with a full array of postmodernist critical techniques, Faure now probes the imaginaire, or mental universe, of the Buddhist Soto Zen master Keizan Jokin (1268-1325). Although Faure's new book may be read at one level as an intellectual biography, Keizan is portrayed here less as an original thinker than as a representative of his culture and an example of the paradoxes of the Soto school. The Chan/Zen doctrine that he avowed was allegedly reasonable and demythologizing, but he lived in a psychological world that was just as imbued with the marvelous as was that of his contemporary Dante Alighieri. Drawing on his own dreams to demonstrate that he possessed the magical authority that he felt to reside also in icons and relics, Keizan strove to use these "visions of power" to buttress his influence as a patriarch. To reveal the historical, institutional, ritual, and visionary elements in Keizan's life and thought and to compare these to Soto doctrine, Faure draws on largely neglected texts, particularly the Record of Tokoku (a chronicle that begins with Keizan's account of the origins of the first of the monasteries that he established) and the kirigami, or secret initiation documents
Cataloging source
EBLCP
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Faure, Bernard
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Brooks, Phyllis
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  • Keizan
  • Sōtōshū
  • Keizan
  • Sōtōshū
  • Keizan
  • Sōtōshū
  • Dōgen
  • Keizan
  • Buddhist art and symbolism
  • 11.93 Buddhism
  • 11.87 religions of Japan
  • RELIGION / Buddhism / General
  • Buddhist art and symbolism
  • Ritual
  • Japan
  • Buddhism
  • Japan
  • Bouddhisme
  • Art bouddhique
  • Symbolisme bouddhique
  • Bouddhisme zen
  • Japon
Label
Visions of Power : Imagining Medieval Japanese Buddhism, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-321) 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
Ch. 1. Autobiographical Imagination -- Ch. 2. Imagined Lineages -- Ch. 3. Imagining Powers -- Ch. 4. Mythical Imaginaire -- Ch. 5. Dreaming -- Ch. 6. Images of Death -- Ch. 7. Places of the Mind -- Ch. 8. The Ritual Body -- Ch. 9. The Power of Symbols -- Ch. 10. Iconic Imagination -- Ch. 11. Beyond Icons -- Epilogue: Imagination and Ideology
Control code
on1197558794
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (350 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691219561
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
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22573/ctv15qspx3
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1197558794
Label
Visions of Power : Imagining Medieval Japanese Buddhism, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-321) 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
Ch. 1. Autobiographical Imagination -- Ch. 2. Imagined Lineages -- Ch. 3. Imagining Powers -- Ch. 4. Mythical Imaginaire -- Ch. 5. Dreaming -- Ch. 6. Images of Death -- Ch. 7. Places of the Mind -- Ch. 8. The Ritual Body -- Ch. 9. The Power of Symbols -- Ch. 10. Iconic Imagination -- Ch. 11. Beyond Icons -- Epilogue: Imagination and Ideology
Control code
on1197558794
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (350 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691219561
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/ctv15qspx3
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1197558794

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