By Fabio Rambelli,Eric Reinders
After outlining Buddhist attitudes in the direction of materiality and its vulnerability, the authors suggest a special and extra inclusive definition of iconoclasm-a idea that's as a rule no longer hired in discussions of East Asian religions. Case reviews of spiritual destruction in East Asia are provided, including a brand new theoretical framework drawn from semiotics and cultural reviews, to handle extra common matters concerning cultural worth, sacredness, and destruction, in an try to comprehend situations within which the prestige and the which means of the sacred in any given tradition is wondered, contested, and eventually denied, and the way non secular associations react to these challenges.
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