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Practicing ScriptureA Lay Buddhist Movement in Late Imperial China$
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Barend ter Haar

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780824839277

Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016

DOI: 10.21313/hawaii/9780824839277.001.0001

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(p.1) 1 Introduction
Practicing Scripture

Barend J. ter Haar

University of Hawai'i Press

The introduction explains the relevance of studying the Non-Action Teachings in terms of religious and social history. Thanks to a relative abundance of primary sources in classical as well as modern Chinese, but also in English, we can follow one particular lay Buddhist movement in considerable detail over several centuries of its history. Until now the group has been described mainly in the context of the history of religious persecution, which in their case is then explained (or even justified) in terms of their purported rebellious, or messianic, aims. This first chapter places the specific goals of the book within the larger state of the field.

Keywords:   historiography of Buddhism, source criticism

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