Religious Studies Lecture March 2

Religious Studies Lecture March 2 - down Amitabana(Amida...

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Religious Studies Lecture March 2, 2010 Theravada vs. Mahayna vs. Vajayana Amitabana/Kanran Martaya Lotus Sutra Dun Huang Golden Age of Chinese Buddhism Confucian critique of Buddism Theravada was challenged by Mahayana Dun Huang – British archeologist discovered a large amount of caves containing Buddhist manuscripts and paintings at this site. The period of political disunity – 220-589 After the Golden Age, the Chinese government cracked down on Buddhist monasteries, and many monks were disrobed, and many monasteries were shut
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Unformatted text preview: down Amitabana (Amida) – deity that brings people to the “pure land” Nara – covered most of the 8 th century, first time that japan became unified More sustained contact with China Became more self conscious about its religious traditions Began to import Buddhism at the aristocratic level Shinto began to develop Many did not see Shinto as a discrete institutionalized religion Two schools of Buddhism at this time Tendai Shingon...
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This note was uploaded on 04/20/2010 for the course RELS 1001 taught by Professor Lane during the Spring '10 term at Minnesota.

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