Setting Out on the Great Way - Essays on Early Mah?y?na Buddhism - Paul Harrison

Setting Out on the Great Way - Essays on Early Mah?y?na Buddhism - Paul Harrison

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Setting Out on the Great Way - Essays on Early Mah?y?na Buddhism - Paul Harrison

Paul Harrison [+-]
Stanford University
Paul Harrison is the George Edwin Burnell Professor of Religious Studies at Stanford University.

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Setting Out on the Great Way brings together different perspectives on the origins and early history of Mah?y?na Buddhism and delves into selected aspects of its formative period. As the variety of the religion which conquered East Asia and also provided the matrix for the later development of Buddhist Tantra or Vajray?na, Mah?y?na is regarded as one of the most significant forms of Buddhism, and its beginnings have long been the focus of intense scholarly attention and debate. The essays in this volume address the latest findings in the field, including contributions by younger researchers vigorously critiquing the reappraisal of the Mah?y?na carried out by scholars in the last decades of the 20th century and the different understanding of the movement which they produced. As the study of Buddhism as a whole reorients itself to embrace new methods and paradigms, while at the same time coming to terms with exciting new manuscript discoveries, our picture of the Mah?y?na continues to change. This volume presents the latest developments in this ongoing re-evaluation of one of Buddhism’s most important historical expressions.

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Harrison, Paul. Figures. Setting Out on the Great Way - Essays on Early Mah?y?na Buddhism. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 303-319 Jun 2018. ISBN 9781781798539. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=36774. Date accessed: 21 Nov 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.36774. Jun 2018

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