Folk-Buddhist Religion: Creation and Eschatology in Medieval China

  title={Folk-Buddhist Religion: Creation and Eschatology in Medieval China},
  author={D. Overmyer},
  journal={History of Religions},
  pages={42 - 70}
  • D. Overmyer
  • Published 1972
  • Philosophy
  • History of Religions
Writing of sectarian divisions within Chinese Buddhism, E. O. Reischauer says: "In Japan ... these divisions soon became strictly separate and sometimes in later years mutually warring sects. In China these sects represented philosophical shadings rather than definite organizational subdivisions.... (The Chinese groups) . . . obviously were not sects in the Japanese or Western sense." 1 This statement reflects the established scholarly opinion that Chinese Buddhism never developed independent… Expand
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