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Attempts to Buddhicise the Cult of Chinggis Khan

Attempts to Buddhicise the Cult of Chinggis Khan <jats:sec><jats:title>Abstract</jats:title><jats:p>Buddhism and the cult of Chinggis Khan are part of the Mongolian cultural and religious heritage. Through extensive textual and historical analysis, N. Hurcha argues that the cult of Chinggis Khan instituted in the thirteenth century has survived repeated attempts of Buddhist monks to incorporate it into the Buddhist ritual and cosmology. The paper poses important questions as how to balance the conflicting moral qualities represented by these two cultural and religious institutions of the Mongols.</jats:p> </jats:sec> http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Inner Asia Brill

Attempts to Buddhicise the Cult of Chinggis Khan

Inner Asia , Volume 1 (1): 45 – Jan 1, 1999

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Brill
Copyright
© 1999 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
ISSN
1464-8172
eISSN
2210-5018
DOI
10.1163/146481709793646384
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Abstract

<jats:sec><jats:title>Abstract</jats:title><jats:p>Buddhism and the cult of Chinggis Khan are part of the Mongolian cultural and religious heritage. Through extensive textual and historical analysis, N. Hurcha argues that the cult of Chinggis Khan instituted in the thirteenth century has survived repeated attempts of Buddhist monks to incorporate it into the Buddhist ritual and cosmology. The paper poses important questions as how to balance the conflicting moral qualities represented by these two cultural and religious institutions of the Mongols.</jats:p> </jats:sec>

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Inner AsiaBrill

Published: Jan 1, 1999

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