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Title Religions of Asia in practice : an anthology / Donald S. Lopez Jr., editor
Published Princeton, N.J. ; Oxford : Princeton University Press, 2002

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Description xii, 734 pages ; 24 cm
Series Princeton readings in religions
Princeton readings in religions.
Contents Machine derived contents note: Table of contents for Religions of Asia in practice : an anthology / Donald S. Lopez Jr., editor. -- Bibliographic record and links to related information available from the Library of Congress catalog -- Information from electronic data provided by the publisher. May be incomplete or contain other coding. -- Princeton Readings in Religion v -- Contributors xi -- Religions of India in Practice -- Introduction: A Brief History of Religions in India by Richard H. Davis 3 -- 1. Bengali Songs to Kali by Rachel Fell McDermott 51 -- 2. Women's Celebration of Muhammad's Birth by Marcia Hermansen 73 -- 3. Encountering the Smallpox Goddess: The Auspicious Song of Sitala by Tony K. Stewart 79 -- 4. Jain Stories Inspiring Renunciation by Phyllis Granoff 88 -- 5. Mother Ten's Stories by Ann Grodzins Gold 94 -- 6. The Life of Guru Nanak by Hew McLeod 109 -- 7. Ascetic Withdrawal or Social Engagement by Patrick Olivelle 122 -- 8. The Exemplary Devotion of the "Servant of Hari" by Tony K. Stewart 136 -- 9. The Origin of Linga Worship by Richard H. Davis 150 -- Buddhism in Practice -- Introduction by Donald S. Lopez, Jr. 165 -- 10. Consecrating the Buddha by Donald K. Swearer 197 -- 11. Sutra on the Merit of Bathing the Buddha by Daniel Boucher 206 -- 12. The Whole Universe as a Sutra by Luis O. Gomez 216 -- 13. The Book of Resolving Doubts Concerning the Semblance Dharma by Kyoko Tokuno 222 -- 14. Auspicious Things by Charles Hallisey 237 -- 15. Daily Life in the Assembly by T. Griffith Foulk 252 -- 16. Awakening Stories of Zen Buddhist Women by Sallie B. King 270 -- 17. Death-Bed Testimonials of the Pure Land Faithful by Daniel B. Stevenson 282 -- Religions of China in Practice -- Introduction: The Spirits of Chinese Religion by Stephen F. Teiser 295 -- 18. Laozi: Ancient Philosopher, Master of Immortality, and God by Livia Kohn 330 -- 19. The Lives and Teachings of the Divine Lord of Zitong by Terry F. Kleeman 342 -- 20. A Sutra Promoting the White-robed Guanyin as Giver of Sons by Chun-fang Yu 350 -- 21. Body Gods and Inner Vision: The Scripture of the Yellow Court by Paul W. Kroll 359 -- 22. Teachings of a Spirit Medium by Jean DeBernardi 366 -- 23. Spellbinding by Donald Harper 376 -- 24. Record of the Feng and Shan Sacrifices by Stephen Bokenkamp 386 -- 25. The Law of the Spirits by Valerie Hansen 396 -- 26. Shrines to Local Former Worthies by Ellen Neskar 405 -- 27. The Scripture in Forty-two Sections by Robert H. Sharf 418 -- 28. The Scripture on Perfect Wisdom for Humane Kings Who Wish to Protect Their States by Charles Orzech 430 -- 29. Stories from an Illustrated Explanation of the Tract of the Most Exalted on Action and Response by Catherine Bell 439 -- Religions of Tibet in Practice -- Introduction by Donald S. Lopez, Jr. 451 -- 30. The Royal Way of Supreme Compassion by Matthew Kapstein 482 -- 31. Guidebook to Lapchi by Toni Huber 490 -- 32. The Yogin Lorepa's Retreat at Lake Namtso by Nalanda Translation Committee 505 -- 33. A Fasting Ritual by Roger Jackson 517 -- 34. The Regulations of a Monastery by Jose -- Ignacio Cabezon 539 -- 35. A Prayer for Deliverance from Rebirth by Donald S. Lopez, Jr. 556 -- 36. Turning Back Gossip by Matthew Kapstein 572 -- 37. A Prayer Flag for Tara by Donald S. Lopez, Jr. 583 -- Religions of Japan in Practice -- Introduction by George J. Tanabe, Jr. 591 -- 38. Kaibara Ekken's Precepts on the Family by Mary Evelyn Tucker 613 -- 39. A Refutation of Clerical Marriage by Richard Jaffe 629 -- 40. The Contemplation of Suchness by Jacqueline I. Stone 638 -- 41. Chido's Dreams of Buddhism by William M. Bodiford 649 -- 42. The Confucian Monarchy of Nara Japan by Charles Holcombe 660 -- 43. Nationalistic Shinto: A Child's Guide to Yasukuni Shrine by Richard Gardner 666 -- 44. The Founding of Mount Koya and Kukai's Eternal Meditation by George J. Tanabe, Jr. 672 -- 45. Motoori Norinaga on the Two Shrines at Ise by Mark Teeuwen 678 -- 46. Sasaki Shoten: Toward a Postmodern Shinshu Theology by Jan Van Bragt 694 -- 47. Contemporary Zen Buddhist Tracts for the Laity: Grassroots Buddhism in Japan by Ian Reader 713 -- Index 725 -- Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Asia Religion, Religious life
Summary Religions of Asia in Practice: An Anthology gives an overview of how religions have been lived by people throughout the continent of Asia. These materials--many of which had never before been translated into any Western language--include ritual manuals, hagiographical and autobiographical writings, popular commentaries, instructions to children, poetry, and folktales. Each is preceded by a substantial introduction in which the translator discusses the text's history and influence and guides the reader through points of potential difficulty and particular interest. The volume includes, in addition, clear and compelling introductions to each of the major traditions. [publisher]
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Religious life.
Religious life -- Buddhism.
Buddhism -- Asia.
Hinduism -- Asia.
Religious life -- Hinduism.
Asia -- Religion.
Author Lopez, Donald S., Jr., 1952-
LC no. 2001050015
ISBN 0691090610 paperback
0691090602 cased