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Canonicity
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Canonicity as a general concept revolves around authority, and therefore around power and the exercise of power: assertions about canonicity are therefore ipso facto attempts at assertion of power. In a Buddhist literary context, such assertions most centrally relate to the acceptance of works as scri…

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Jonathan A. Silk, “Canonicity”, in: Encyclopedia of Buddhism Online, Editor-in-Chief: Consulting Editors: Jonathan A. Silk, Oskar von Hinüber, Vincent Eltschinger. Consulted online on 04 August 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2467-9666_enbo_COM_0006>
First published online: 2020
First print edition: 20151231



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