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From the “Cult of the Book” to the “Cult of the Canon”: A Neglected Tradition in Chinese Buddhism

Jiang Wu

in Spreading Buddha's Word in East Asia: The Formation and Transformation of the Chinese Buddhist Canon

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231171601
eISBN:
9780231540193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171601.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Chapter 2 studies the devotional aspect of the canon and suggests a cult of the canon took form in history and greatly shaped Chinese Buddhism. The author argues that the cult of the canon is an ... More


Augustine: De Civitate Dei The City of God Books XI and XII

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780856688720
eISBN:
9781800343023
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780856688720.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

In books I-V of De Civitate Dei, St. Augustine rejects the claim that worship of the pagan gods had brought success in this life, and in books VI-X, the prospect of a happy afterlife. In books ... More


A Frog Under the Tongue: Jewish Folk Medicine in Eastern Europe

Marek Tuszewicki

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781906764982
eISBN:
9781800853027
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764982.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Jews have been active participants in shaping the healing practices of the communities of eastern Europe. Their approach largely combined the ideas of traditional Ashkenazi culture with the heritage ... More


The Ten Wings

Geoffrey Redmond and Tze-ki Hon

in Teaching the I Ching (Book of Changes)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199766819
eISBN:
9780199396481
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199766819.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

These commentaries (seven separate pieces divided into ten segments) were traditionally attributed to Confucius, though he did not write them and may not have even known the Yijing at all. The Ten ... More


The War and Its Aftermath, 1914–20

Simms Bryan

in Berg

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780190931445
eISBN:
9780190931476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190931445.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western

In this chapter Berg’s service in the Austrian military is outlined. He began as an officer trainee in the infantry, but a health crisis led to his reassignment in guard duty and later in office work ... More


World View and the Magical Mindset

C. Riley Augé

in The Archaeology of Magic

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780813066110
eISBN:
9780813058597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066110.003.0004
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter establishes the cultural context for this work by first examining the worldview and magical mindset shared by seventeenth-century Christians, explaining how a magical understanding of ... More


‘Cut without hands’: Herbert’s Christian altar

Alastair Fowler

in Remembered Words: Essays on Genre, Realism, and Emblems

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780198856979
eISBN:
9780191890093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198856979.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter studies the effects of print on literature, considering George Herbert’s altar poems. It particularly looks at Herbert’s The Altar, which has rightly been discussed in relation to ... More


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