The 8th International Conference Buddhism & Australia
Chinese Buddhist Encyclopedia Illustrations
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Richard S. Cohen
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The first explores articulations of authority and power in a fifth-century C.E. Buddhist scripture, entitled, "The Splendid Vision in which One Observes Living Beings and Reveals Buddha Fields through the Empowerment of All Tathagatas." The second project is a broad inquiry into "wisdom."
It then uses the Buddhist topos of "The Four Immeasurables" love, compassion, joy, serenity to imagine a politics of wisdom that is neither founded upon, nor foundational for, a (crypto)theological imaginary.
Selected Publications: (Additional Information )
"Why Study Indian Buddhism?" In Derek R. Peterson and Darren R. Walhof, eds, The Invention of Religion: Rethinking Belief in Politics and History. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2002. pages 19-36.
Grand Rapids: Eerdmans Publishing, 2000. pages 121-232, 663-71.