Bones, Stones, and Buddhist Monks: Collected Papers on the Archaeology, Epigraphy, and Texts of Monastic Buddhism in India

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University of Hawaii Press, 1997 - Religion - 298 pages
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"No serious scholar of Buddhist studies can afford to ignore this argumentative, challenging, and provocative set of essays.... In each case, Schopen's arguments are refreshing, honest, often brilliant, and always cogently presented." --Journal of Religion"Shopen has written a number of articles that have challenged some of the most basic assumptions in the field of Buddhist Studies, and this book is a collection of the most influential of his works. Several are rightly regarded as classic studies in the field, and all should be required reading for anyone with more than a passing interest in Buddhist Studies." --Japanese Journal of Religious Studies, Fall 1998 "Schopen's treatment of this material has been extremely insightful and original, and his work has been instrumental in overturning many of the cherished convictions that had long constituted the 'received wisdom' of Buddhist studies. In particular, his articles have prompted significant revision in thought regarding the development of Mahayana and regarding the role of the monastic religious in Buddhist cultic life." --Philosophy East and West 50 (2000)
  

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Collection of Schopen's articles from the eighties and early nineties. Read the scriptures as evidence in light of the archaeology and epigraphy, not the reverse! Here we can see monks building and ... Read full review

Contents

The Layman
23
The Stupa Cult and the Extant Pali Vinaya
86
An
99
A Study in the Atchaeology of Religions
114
Insctiptions from Nagatjunikonda
148
The Inttoduction of
238
The Buddha as an Owner of Property and Permanent Resident
258
Index of Atchaeological Sites and Insctiptions 291
294
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About the author (1997)

Gregory Schopen is professor of Indian and Buddhist studies and chair of the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, UCLA.

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