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Le Sutra d'Amida preche par le Buddha (review)

Le Sutra d'Amida preche par le Buddha (review) BOOK REVIEWS LE SÜTRA D'AMIDA PRÊCHÉ PAR LE BUDDHA. By Jérôme Ducor. Schweizer Asiatische Studien: Monographien; Vol. 29. Bern: Peter Lang, 1998. 216 pp. Paper. $35.95 (in U.S.A.; available from the New York office of the publisher) It is immediately clear that this edition of the Smaller Sukhävatïvyüha Sütra must be regarded as the standard work on it in a European language. Ducor is both a scholar (at the University of Lausanne and at the Museum of Ethnography in Geneva) and a practitioner (an ordained minister of the Honganji branch of Jödo ShinBuddhist-Christian Studies 20 (2000). © by University of Hawai`i Press. All rights reserved. BOOK REVIEWS shü) and he combines his skills to produce a well-rounded and balanced treatment that demonstrates, by comparison, the limitations of the standard Buddhological approach to Sütra studies. The methodology of sutra translation is, I believe, a Buddhist-Christian problem, since, ostensibly Buddhist, it often proceeds along crypto-Christian lines. Why do we translate sutras at all? Or, rather, why are the sutras as a rule translated nude, as it were, quivering in the scholar's spotlight, bereft of their seemly covering of s ästras? ´ Sutras are, by themselves, largely unintelligible. They are nuggets http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Buddhist-Christian Studies University of Hawai'I Press

Le Sutra d'Amida preche par le Buddha (review)

Buddhist-Christian Studies , Volume 20 (1) – Jan 1, 2000

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BOOK REVIEWS LE SÜTRA D'AMIDA PRÊCHÉ PAR LE BUDDHA. By Jérôme Ducor. Schweizer Asiatische Studien: Monographien; Vol. 29. Bern: Peter Lang, 1998. 216 pp. Paper. $35.95 (in U.S.A.; available from the New York office of the publisher) It is immediately clear that this edition of the Smaller Sukhävatïvyüha Sütra must be regarded as the standard work on it in a European language. Ducor is both a scholar (at the University of Lausanne and at the Museum of Ethnography in Geneva) and a practitioner (an ordained minister of the Honganji branch of Jödo ShinBuddhist-Christian Studies 20 (2000). © by University of Hawai`i Press. All rights reserved. BOOK REVIEWS shü) and he combines his skills to produce a well-rounded and balanced treatment that demonstrates, by comparison, the limitations of the standard Buddhological approach to Sütra studies. The methodology of sutra translation is, I believe, a Buddhist-Christian problem, since, ostensibly Buddhist, it often proceeds along crypto-Christian lines. Why do we translate sutras at all? Or, rather, why are the sutras as a rule translated nude, as it were, quivering in the scholar's spotlight, bereft of their seemly covering of s ästras? ´ Sutras are, by themselves, largely unintelligible. They are nuggets

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Published: Jan 1, 2000

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