Metaphor and Literalism in Buddhism by Soon-il Hwang
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Metaphor and Literalism in Buddhism
By Soon-il Hwang

Metaphor and Literalism in Buddhism

The Doctrinal History of Nirvana

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Metaphor and Literalism in Buddhism by Soon-il Hwang

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Soonil Hwang studies the doctrinal development of nirvana in the Pali Nikaaya and subsequent tradition and compares it with the Chinese aagama and its traditional interpretation. He clarifies early doctrinal developments of Nirvana and traces the word and related terms back to their original metaphorical contexts, elucidating diverse interpretations and doctrinal and philosophical developments in the abhidharma exegeses and treatises of Southern and Northern Buddhist schools. The book finally examines which school, if any, kept the original meaning and reference of Nirvana.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415355506
ISBN-10: 0415355508
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 15mm)
Pages: 176
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 28-Feb-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom


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Author Biography - Soon-il Hwang

Soonil Hwang is Assistant Professor in the Department of Indian Philosophy at Dongguk University, Seoul. His research interests are focused upon early Indian Buddhism, Buddhist Philosophy and Sectarian Buddhism.

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