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Buddhism transformed : religious change in Sri Lanka

Author: Richard F Gombrich; Gananath Obeyesekere
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1988.
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As the Sinhalas themselves perceive it, Buddhism proper has always shared the religious arena with a spirit religion. While Buddhism concerns salvation, the spirit religion focuses on worldly  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard F Gombrich; Gananath Obeyesekere
ISBN: 0691073333 9780691073330 0691019010 9780691019017
OCLC Number: 17871961
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xvi, 484 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
Responsibility: by Richard Gombrich, Gananath Obeyesekere.
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"A collection of brilliant ethnographic studies of religious innovation and change among Sinhala Buddhists."--Martin Southwold, The [London] Times Literary Supplement

 
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