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作者 Faure, Bernard, author
書名 Gods of medieval Japan / Bernard Faure
出版項 Honolulu : University of Hawaiʻi Press, [2016]
國際標準書號 9780824839338 (volume 1 ; cloth : alk. paper)
0824839331 (volume 1 ; cloth : alk. paper)
9780824839314 (volume 2 ; cloth : alk. paper)
0824839315 (volume 2 ; cloth : alk. paper)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 傅斯年圖書館西文圖書區  BQ4660.J3 F265 2016  v.1    在架上    30530001245935
 傅斯年圖書館西文圖書區  BQ4660.J3 F265 2016  v.2    在架上    30530001245943
說明 2 volumes : illustrations (some color), maps ; 27 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
附註 Includes bibliographical references and index
Written by one of the leading scholars of Japanese religion, this multivolume project promises to be a milestone in our understanding of the mythico-ritual system of esoteric Buddhism specifically the nature and roles of deities in the religious world of medieval Japan. Bernard Faure introduces readers to medieval Japanese religiosity and shows the centrality of the gods in religious discourse and ritual, presenting the gods (including buddhas and demons) as meaningful and powerful interlocutors and not merely as cyphers for social groups or projections of the human mind. Throughout Faure engages insights drawn from structuralism, post-structuralism, and Actor-network theory to retrieve the "implicit pantheon" (as opposed to the "explicit orthodox pantheon") of esoteric Japanese Buddhism (Mikky審. Through a number of case studies, Faure describes and analyzes the impressive mythological and ritual efflorescence that marked the medieval period, not only in the religious domain, but also in the political, artistic, and literary spheres. He displays vast knowledge of his subject and presents his research much of it in largely unstudied material with theoretical sophistication. His arguments and analyses assume the centrality of the iconographic record, and he has brought together a rich and rare collection of images. This emphasis on iconography and the ways in which it complements, supplements, or deconstructs textual orthodoxy is critical to a fuller comprehension of a set of medieval Japanese beliefs and practices. It also offers a corrective to the traditional division of the field into religious studies, which typically ignores the images, and art history, which oftentimes overlooks their ritual and religious meaning.--Publisher
Volume 1. The fluid pantheon. Twists and turns -- Under the gaze of the stars -- The elusive center -- Lust but not least -- Fearful symmetry -- The hidden jewel -- Living jewels -- Coda
Volume 2. Protectors and predators. Earthly powers -- The elephant in the room -- A stink of fox -- From Goddess to dragon -- From dragon to snake -- The three devas -- The face of the snake -- Matricial Gods -- Coda
主題 Buddhist gods -- Japan
Buddhism -- Japan -- History -- 1185-1600
Japan -- Religion -- 1185-1600
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