Buddhism After Patriarchy: A Feminist History, Analysis, and Reconstruction of Buddhism

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This book surveys both the part women have played in Buddhism historically and what Buddhism might become in its post-patriarchal future. The author completes the Buddhist historical record by discussing women, usually absent from histories of Buddhism, and she provides the first feminist analysis of the major concepts found in Buddhist religion. Gross demonstrates that the core teachings of Buddhism promote gender equity rather than male dominance, despite the often sexist practices found in Buddhist institutions throughout history.
ISBN: 
9780791414040
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Binding: 
Paperback
Publication Date: 
November 17, 1992