Orality, Writing, and Authority in South Asian Buddhism: Visionary Literature and the Struggle for Legitimacy in the Mahāyāna

  title={Orality, Writing, and Authority in South Asian Buddhism: Visionary Literature and the Struggle for Legitimacy in the Mahāyāna},
  author={David L. McMahan},
  journal={History of Religions},
  pages={249 - 274}
Le style litteraire des differentes sutras ouvre de nombreuses questions au sujet du developpement et de l'etablissement de la tradition Mahayana. L'ecriture a permis aux enseignements heterodoxes de survivre. Le developpement de l'ecriture a egalement modifie l'acces et l'organisation de la connaissance. On est passe d'un mode specifiquement oral a un autre qui comprenait la visualite. Ceci a permis le developpement des commentaires et la dissidence. L'autorite des traditions orthodoxes du… 
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