“Without overcoming that root ignorance, they assert that the conception of self is overcome through realizing some other phenomenon—the tathāgatagarbha—unrelated with that conception of inherently existent self.”

-William Magee


-William Magee

Christopher V. Jones

Recent Publications:

• Beings, Non-Beings, and Buddhas: contrasting notions of tathāgatagarbha in the Anūnatvāpūrṇatvanirdeśa and *Mahābherīsūtra. 2016. Journal of the Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies, vol.10, pp.53-84.

• A Self-Aggrandizing Vehicle: tathāgatagabha, tīrthikas and the true self'. 2016 [2017]. Journal of the International Association of Buddhist Studies, vol.39, pp.115-170.

• Translating the Tīrthika: An Enduring ‘Heresy’ in Buddhist Studies. (forthcoming) 2018. In Alice Collett (ed.), Translating Buddhism: Collected Essays on Translation Theory and Practice (South Asia), SUNY Press.

• Selfhood and Secrecy: Tathāgatagarbha Doctrine in the Mahāparinirvāṇamahāsūtra. (forthcoming) 2018. In Mark Blum & Masahiro Shimoda (eds.), volume on the Mahāparinirvāṇasūtra, Hamburg University Press.

The Buddhist Self: on Tathāgatagarbha & Ātman. (forthcoming) 2018. Monograph under contract with University of Hawai'i Press.

Further Info:

Current reviews editor atBuddhist Studies Review - https://journals.equinoxpub.com/index.php/BSR

St. Peter's College profile -https://www.spc.ox.ac.uk/whos-here/academic/dr-christopher-v-jones


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