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Joel Tatelman - Author

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Books by Joel Tatelman

The Glorious Deeds of Purna

The Glorious Deeds of Purna

Author: Joel Tatelman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/03/2015

By providing an annotated translation of, and applying the methods of literary criticism to, a first-century account of the life of the saint Purna, this study introduces the reader to the richness and complexity of an essential Buddhist genre.

The Heavenly Exploits

The Heavenly Exploits

Author: Joel Tatelman Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/02/2005

This selection of religious biographies from the early centuries C.E. offers a delightful introduction to a literary genre that has played an essential part in Buddhist self-understanding for over two thousand years. The Heavenly Exploits are Buddhist Biographies from the Divyavadana. The worldly face of religious literature, these lively morality tales have inspired audiences across Asia for more than two millennia. This volume contains four of the thirty-eight Buddhist biographical stories in the Divyavadana, or Heavenly Exploits. Where religion meets the world, these tales present something for everyone. Co-published by New York University Press and the JJC Foundation For more on this title and other titles in the Clay Sanskrit series, please visit http://www.claysanskritlibrary.org

The Glorious Deeds of Purna

The Glorious Deeds of Purna

Author: Joel Tatelman Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/11/1999

By providing an annotated translation of, and applying the methods of literary criticism to, a first-century account of the life of the saint Purna, this study introduces the reader to the richness and complexity of an essential Buddhist genre.