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First Buddhist Womem: Poems and Stories of Awakening

Author: Murcott, Susan

Publisher: Parallax Press

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First Buddhist Womem: Poems and Stories of Awakening : "First Buddhist Women" is a readable, contemporary translation of and commentary on the enlightenment verses of the first female disciples of the Buddha. Through the study of the Therigatha, the earliest-known collection of women’ s religious poetry, the book explores Buddhism's 2,600-year-long liberal attitude toward women. Utilizing commentary and storytelling, author Susan Murcott traces the journey of wives, mothers, teachers, courtesans, prostitutes, and wanderers who became leaders in the Buddhist community, acquiring roles that even today are rarely filled by women in other, patriarchal religions.

Category   Subject
Religion & Spirituality   Buddhism
Literary Criticism   Poetry
Social Science   Women's Studies

ISBN 13:9781888375541
ISBN 10:188837554X
Size:9.00" l x 6.00" w x 0.50" h
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