Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
This thesis attempts to present three separate but related bodies of material which might contribute towards the eventual establishment of a new basic descriptive category in the field of Buddhist Studies: non-tantric pūjā. The first part deals with a previously unacknowledged form of the relic-cult; the second, with an equally unacknowledged cult of the book; the third with the image-cult. A fourth part indicates a few problematic factors involved in future research in the area.
Schopen, Gregory, "Three Studies in Non-Tantric Buddhist Cult Forms" (1975). Open Access Dissertations and Theses. Paper 2582.