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- DescriptionBuddhism is seen as a religion stressing the truth of impermanence. How, then, to account for the long-standing veneration, in Asian Buddhist communities, of bone fragments, and other bodily bits said to come from the historic Buddha? This book argues that relic veneration has played an integral role in Buddhist traditions in Southeast Asia.
- Author BiographyJohn S. Strong is Professor of Religion and Chair of the Religion and Philosophy Department at Bates College. He is the author of several books on Buddhism, including The Legend of King Asoka and The Legend and Cult of Upagupta (both from Princeton).
- Author(s)John S. Strong
- PublisherPrinceton University Press
- Date of Publication26/07/2004
- GenreNon-Christian Religions
- Series TitleBuddhisms: A Princeton University Press Series
- Place of PublicationNew Jersey
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintPrinceton University Press
- Content Note3 tables.
- Weight482 g
- Width152 mm
- Height235 mm
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