Buddhist Nuns, Monks, and Other Worldly Matters: Recent Papers on Monastic Buddhism in India

Hardback: $70.00
ISBN-13: 9780824838805
Published: July 2014
Paperback: $36.00
ISBN-13: 9780824838812
Published: July 2014

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  • About the Book
  • Buddhist Nuns, Monks, and Other Worldly Matters: Recent Papers on Monastic Buddhism in India is the fourth in a series of collected essays by one of today’s most distinguished scholars of Indian Buddhism. In these articles Gregory Schopen once again displays the erudition and originality that have contributed to a major shift in the way that Indian Buddhism is perceived, understood, and studied.

  • Contributors
    • Gregory Schopen is Rush C. Hawkins Professor of Religious Studies at Brown University and Professor of Buddhist Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. In addition to his international appointments, Schopen has served on the faculties of Indiana University, Bloomington, and the University of Texas, Austin. His publications include Bones, Stones, and Buddhist Monks (1997), Buddhist Monks and Business Matters(2004), and Figments and Fragments of Mahayana Buddhism in India (2005), all published by the University of Hawai'i Press.
  • Reviews and Endorsements
    • Witty and always provocative. . . . Schopen has the uncanny knack for making seemingly bland rock inscriptions and short passages from understudied ancient Buddhist manuscripts speak volumes about the lived world of Indian Buddhism.
      History of Religions
    • Gregory Schopen has been the most influential scholar in Buddhist Studies in the last quarter century, and rightly so.
      Journal of the American Academy of Religion
    • Gregory Schopen is undeniably one of the most important contributors to the evolving understanding of Indian Mahāyāna Buddhism. His challenging and rigorous scholarship is accomplished not only by means of canonical textual analysis, but by studies of art, inscriptions, and other material culture as well.
      Studies in Religion/Sciences Religieuses