Tantric Traditions in Transmission and Translation

By: David B. Gray & Ryan Richards Overbey (Ed.)

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Tantric Traditions in both Buddhism and Hinduism are thriving throughout Asia and in Asian diasporic communities around the world, yet they have been largely ignored by Western scholars until now. This collection of original essays fills this gap by examining the ways in which Tantric Buddhist traditions have changed over time and distance as they have spread across cultural boundaries in Asia. The book is divided into three sections dedicated to South Asia, Central Asia, and East Asia. The essays cover such topics as the changing ideal of masculinity in Buddhist literature, the controversy triggered by the transmission of the Indian Buddhist deity Heruka to Tibet in the 10th century, and the evolution of a Chinese Buddhist Tantric tradition in the form of the True Buddha School. The book as a whole addresses complex and contested categories in the field of religious studies, including the concept of syncretism and the various ways that the change and transformation of religious traditions can be described and articulated. The authors, leading scholars in Tantric studies, draw on a wide array of methodologies from the fields of history, anthropology, art history, and sociology. Tantric Traditions in Transmission and Translation is groundbreaking in its attempt to look past religious, linguistic, and cultural boundaries. Printed Pages: 390.

Title: Tantric Traditions in Transmission and Translation

Author Name: David B. Gray & Ryan Richards Overbey (Ed.)

Categories: India, Tantra,

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd.: 2017

ISBN: 8120841301

ISBN 13: 9788120841307

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition: New

Seller ID: 116736

Keywords: Tantric Traditions in Transmission and Translation David B. Gray & Ryan Richards Overbey (Ed.)