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Buddhism in the modern world : adaptations of an ancient tradition

Author: Steven Heine; Charles S Prebish
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2003.
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The history of Buddhism has been characterized by an ongoing tension between attempts to preserve traditional ideals and modes of practice and the need to adapt to changing cultural conditions. Many developments in Buddhist history, such as the infusion of esoteric rituals, the rise of devotionalism and lay movements, and the assimilation of warrior practices, reflect the impact of widespread social changes on  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Heine; Charles S Prebish
ISBN: 0195146972 9780195146974 0195146980 9780195146981
OCLC Number: 50730942
Description: x, 287 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Aniconism versus iconism in Thai Buddhism / Donald K. Swearer --
The modernization of Sinhalese Buddhism as reflected in the Dambulla cave temples / Nathan Katz --
Varying the vinaya : creative responses to modernity / Charles S. Prebish --
Master Hongyi looks back : a modern man becomes a monk in twentieth-century China / Raoul Birnbaum --
Transitions in the practice and defense of Chinese Pure Land Buddhism / Charles B. Jones --
Won Buddhism : the historical context of Sot'aesan's reformation of Buddhism for the modern world / Bongkil Chung --
Abbreviation or aberration : the role of the Shushōgi in modern Sōtō Zen Buddhism / Steven Heine --
"By imperial edict and shogunal decree" : politics and the issue of the ordination platform in modern lay Nichiren Buddhism / Jacqueline I. Stone --
The making of the western Lama / Dan Cozort --
"Liberate the Mahabodhi temple!" : socially engaged Buddhism, Dalit-style / Tara N. Doyle.
Responsibility: edited by Steven Heine and Charles S. Prebish.
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