Divine Grace and the Play of Opposites

  title={Divine Grace and the Play of Opposites},
  author={Trent Pomplun},
  journal={Buddhist-Christian Studies},
  pages={159 - 172}
In Prisoners of Shangri-la: Tibetan Buddhism and the West, Donald Lopez treats his readers to a provocative but entertaining history of Western fantasies about Tibet. Lopez discovers at the root of these fantasies a "play of opposites" between "the pristine and the polluted, the authentic and the derivative, the holy and the demonic, the good and the bad."' Not surprisingly, Catholic missionaries to Tibet play an important role in Lopez's history, and he depicts them as prisoners to the play of… Expand
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