By Fabio Rambelli,Eric Reinders
After outlining Buddhist attitudes in the direction of materiality and its vulnerability, the authors suggest a special and extra inclusive definition of iconoclasm-a idea that's as a rule no longer hired in discussions of East Asian religions. Case stories of spiritual destruction in East Asia are awarded, including a brand new theoretical framework drawn from semiotics and cultural reports, to deal with extra common matters with regards to cultural price, sacredness, and destruction, in an try and comprehend situations within which the prestige and the that means of the sacred in any given tradition is puzzled, contested, and finally denied, and the way spiritual associations react to these challenges.
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Buddhism and Iconoclasm in East Asia: A History by Fabio Rambelli,Eric Reinders