This collection offers a challenge to any simple understanding ofthe role of images by looking at aspects of the reception of imageworship that have only begun to be studied, including the manyhesitations that Asian religious traditions expressed about imageworship. Written by eminent scholars of anthropology, art history, andreligion with interests in different regions (India, China, Japan, andSoutheast Asia), this volume takes a fresh look at the many ways inwhich images were defined and received in Asian religions.
Buddha Dharma Kyokai Foundation Book on Buddhism and ComparativeReligion
Publisher: University of British Columbia Press
Number of pages: 396
Weight: 640 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 33 mm
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