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Buddhism

Andrew Skilton.

in The Oxford Handbook of Atheism

November 2013; p ublished online October 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Alternative Belief Systems; Buddhism; Comparative Religion; Philosophy of Religion. 6541 words.

The article examines evidence for characteristic Buddhist positions regarding the nature and soteriological status of deities. It establishes that deities are but one of several classes of...

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Buddhist Eschatology

Jan Nattier.

in The Oxford Handbook of Eschatology

December 2007; p ublished online September 2009 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Philosophy of Religion; Buddhism. 8932 words.

If eschatology is understood to refer to “final things”—that is, the idea that the world will one day come to a definitive end—there is simply no parallel in the Buddhist tradition. This...

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Buddhist Eschatology

Jan Nattier.

in The Oxford Handbook of Eschatology

December 2007; p ublished online September 2009 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Philosophy of Religion; Buddhism. 8934 words.

If eschatology is understood to refer to “final things”—that is, the idea that the world will one day come to a definitive end—there is simply no parallel in the Buddhist tradition. This...

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Chinese Millennial Movements

Scott Lowe.

in The Oxford Handbook of Millennialism

October 2011; p ublished online January 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Religious Studies; East Asian Religions; Philosophy of Religion; Christianity; Buddhism. 9142 words.

Class apathy and a selective process of record keeping created fertile grounds for uprise in China. This article throws light on two of the earliest millennialist movements in China,...

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Chinese Ressentiment and Why New Confucians Stopped Caring about Yogācāra

Jason Clower.

in Transforming Consciousness

April 2014; p ublished online April 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Buddhism; Philosophy of Religion. 16190 words.

This chapter explains why New Confucians have lost interest in Yogācāra. The first part details the philosophical critique of Yogācāra by Mou Zongsan牟宗三 (1909–1995), the New Confucians’...

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citta-mātra

Overview page. Subjects: Buddhism — Philosophy.

(Skt., mere mind). A term derived from the Laṇkāvatāra Sūtra used in a loose and somewhat misleading manner in Tibetan Buddhist doxology to denote the Yogācāra school of Mahāyāna Buddhism.

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Equality as Reification: Zhang Taiyan’s Yogācāra Reading of Zhuangzi in the Context of Global Modernity

Viren Murthy.

in Transforming Consciousness

April 2014; p ublished online April 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Buddhism; Philosophy of Religion. 10015 words.

This chapter concerns Zhang Taiyan’s章太炎 (1869–1936) Yogācāra-based interpretation of the second chapter of Zhuangzi, “Discourse on Making All Things Equal.” It argues that we can understand...

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Indra’s Network: Zhang Taiyan’s Sino-Japanese Personal Networks and the Rise of Yogācāra in Modern China

John Jorgensen.

in Transforming Consciousness

April 2014; p ublished online April 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Buddhism; Philosophy of Religion. 16201 words.

This chapter emphasizes the role Japanese scholars played in the revival of Yogācāra in late-Qing/early Republican China, particularly through the networks around Zhang Taiyan 章太炎...

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Introduction

John Makeham.

in Transforming Consciousness

April 2014; p ublished online April 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Buddhism; Philosophy of Religion. 15947 words.

After setting out the aims of the volume, the first section presents an overview of Yogācāra in pre-twentieth-century China: its beginnings and consolidation from the fifth century through...

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Korean Millennial Movements

Robert Pearson Flaherty.

in The Oxford Handbook of Millennialism

October 2011; p ublished online January 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Religious Studies; Comparative Religion; Philosophy of Religion; Buddhism; Christianity. 9675 words.

This article examines some of the main contributors to millennialism in a Korean context. The Korean millennial legacy is a synthesis of diverse influences such as Buddhism, Christianity,...

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