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Sins and Sinners

Granoff, Phyllis [u.a.] [Hrsg.]:
Sins and Sinners : Perspectives from Asian Religions / ed. by Phyllis Granoff and Koichi Shinohara. - Leiden [u.a.] : Brill, 2012. - VI, 387 S. : Ill. - (Numen Book Series ; 139)
ISBN 978-90-04-22946-4
EUR 146,00 / US$ 203,00
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Asian religious traditions have always been deeply concerned with "sins" and what to do about them. As the essays in this volume illustrate, what Buddhists in Tibet, India, China or Japan, what Jains, Daoists, Hindus or Sikhs considered to be a "sin" was neither one thing, nor exactly what the Abrahamic traditions meant by the term. "Sins" could be both undesireable behavior and unacceptable thoughts. In different contexts, at different times and places, a sin might be a ritual infraction or a violation of a rule of law; it could be a moral failing or a wrong belief. However defined, sins were considered so grave a hindrance to spiritual perfection, so profound a threat to the social order, that the search for their remedies through rituals of expiation, pilgrimage, confession, recitation of spells, or philosophical reflection, was one of the central quests of the religions studied here. [Verlagsinformation]

Acknowledgements. vii
Introduction. 1
David Brick:
Social and Soteriological Aspects of Sin and Penance in Medieval Hindu Law. 9
Denis Matringe:
Sin and Expiation in Sikh Texts and Contexts: From the Nānak Panth to the Khālsā. 31
Michael Nylan:
"Living Without Sin": Reflections on the Pre-Buddhist World of Early China. 57
James Robson:
Sin, Sinification, Sinology: On the Notion of Sin in Buddhism and Chinese Religion. 73
James C. Dobbins:
"The Evil Person is the Primary Recipient of the Buddha's Compassion" The Akunin Shōki Theme in Shin Buddhism of Japan. 93
Jacqueline I. Stone:
The Sin of "Slandering the True Dharma" in Nichiren's Thought. 113
Daniela Berti:
Ritual Faults, Sins and Legal Offences: A Discussion About Two Patterns of Justice in Contemporary India. 153
Phyllis Granoff:
After Sinning: Some Thoughts on Remorse, Responsibility, and the Remedies for Sin in Indian Religious Traditions. 175
Paul Groner:
The Role of Confession in Chinese and Japanese Tiantai/Tendai Bodhisattva Ordinations. 216
Koichi Shinohara:
Removal of Sins in Esoteric Buddhist Rituals: A Study of the Dafangdeng Dhāraṇī Scripture. 243
Gregory Schopen:
Redeeming Bugs, Birds, And Really Bad Sinners in some Medieval Mahāyāna Sūtras and Dhāraṇīs. 276
Jacob P. Dalton:
Sometimes Love Don't Feel Like it Should: Redemptive Violence in Tantric Buddhism. 295
Gilles Tarabout:
Sin in Flaws in Kerala Astrology. 309
Gérard Toffin:
Sin and Expiation in Nepal: The Makar Melā Pilgrimage in Panautī. 324
Catherine Clémentin-Ojha:
Sin and Expiation Among Modern Hindus: To Obey One's Duty or Following Freely Accepted Rules? 357
Index. 381

PHYLLIS GRANOFF, PhD (1973), Harvard University, teaches Indian religions at Yale University. Her publications include Philosophy and Argument in Late Vedanta (D.Reidel, 1978 and articles on Indian art,religion, philosophy and literature. Profile page.
KOICHI SHINOHARA, PhD(1978) Columbia University, teaches East Asian Buddhism at Yale University. He has published articles on medieval Chinese Buddhism and is completing a book on the rise of Tantric practices, Spells Images and Mandalas: Tracing the Evolution of Esoteric Buddhist Rituals. Profile page.

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