Brahmanical Theology and a Buddhist Text: The Case of the Tevijja Sutta

Abstract The Tevijja Sutta is an early Buddhist text notable for the way it addresses a problem in Brahmanical theology. Many have studied or cited the Tevijja Sutta , but for various reasons scholars have had trouble describing the problem that the sutta addresses. This article reviews some key dev...

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Published in:Indo-Iranian journal
Main Author: Shults, Brett
Format: Electronic Article
Language:English
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Published: Brill 2020
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In: Indo-Iranian journal
Year: 2020, Volume: 63, Issue: 4, Pages: 307-334
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Tevijjasutta / Brahmin caste / Hinduism / Theologian
Further subjects:B Theology
B Brāhmaṇa
B Jaiminīya Brāhmaṇa
B Brahmā
B Tevijja Sutta
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Summary:Abstract The Tevijja Sutta is an early Buddhist text notable for the way it addresses a problem in Brahmanical theology. Many have studied or cited the Tevijja Sutta , but for various reasons scholars have had trouble describing the problem that the sutta addresses. This article reviews some key developments in the modern academic study of the Tevijja Sutta and proposes a solution to interpretive difficulties associated with the text. The proposed solution leads to a more contextualized reading of the Tevijja Sutta and sheds light on Brahmins and Brahmanical theology in the early Buddhist period.
ISSN:1572-8536
Contains:Enthalten in: Indo-Iranian journal
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1163/15728536-06304001