Folk-Buddhist Religion: Creation and Eschatology in Medieval China

@article{Overmyer1972FolkBuddhistRC,
  title={Folk-Buddhist Religion: Creation and Eschatology in Medieval China},
  author={D. Overmyer},
  journal={History of Religions},
  year={1972},
  volume={12},
  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
Popular Buddhists: The Relationship between Popular Religious Involvement and Buddhist Identity in Contemporary China
Drawing on previous literature and theoretical considerations, the authors identify six key independent variables related to popular religious belief and practice in mainland China: institutionalExpand
Some turns in a 'journey to the West': Cosmological proliferation in an anthropology of Eurasia
In Eurasia, cosmological traditions have been at the same time different and related as well as ‘similar’. Furthermore, the hierarchy of the so-called great and little traditions seen as making upExpand

References

SHOWING 1-3 OF 3 REFERENCES
Religion of Completion
    Unnamed text in Huang
      ung-t'ien pao-chiian [The precious scroll of the tathagata of universal stillness, whose wisdom penetrates to heaven