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The religion of India; the sociology of Hinduism and Buddhism.

Author: Max Weber
Publisher: Glencoe, Ill., Free Press [1958]
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Weber, Max, 1864-1920.
Religion of India.
Glencoe, Ill., Free Press [1958]
(OCoLC)644543666
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Max Weber
OCLC Number: 492322
Language Note: Translation of Hinduismus und Buddhismus, published as v. 2 of the author's Gesammelte Aufsätze zur Religionssoziologie.
Notes: Translation of Hinduismus und Buddhismus, published as v. 2 of the author's Gesammelte Aufsätze zur Religionssoziologie.
Description: 392 pages 21 cm
Contents: Part One: Hindu social system --
I. India and Hinduism --
The General place of Hinduism --
Diffusion patterns of Hinduism --
Hindu doctrine and ritual --
Place of the Vedas --
The Brahmans and the castes --
Caste and tribe --
Caste and guild --
Caste and status group --
The Social rank order of the castes --
Caste and sib --
II. The main grouping of the castes --
The Brahmans --
The Kshatriyas --
The Vaishyas --
The Shudras --
III. Caste forms and schisms --
Caste criteria --
Caste schism --
Caste discipline --
Caste and traditionalism --
The Religious promise of the caste system --
The Developmental conditions of the caste system --
Part Two: Orthodox and heterodox holy teaching of the Indian intellectuals --
IV. Anti-orgiastic and ritualistic character of Brahmanical religiosity --
Brahmanical, Hellenistic, and Confucian intellectual strata --
Dharma and the absence of the concept of natural law --
Knowledge, asceticism, and mysticism in India --
Sramana and Brahmanical asceticism --
Brahmanical writings and science --
V. Orthodox Hinduism --
Holy technique (Yoga) and the development of religious philosophy --
Orthodox salvation doctrines --
Holy teaching and the professional ethic of the Bhagavadgita --
VI. Heterodox soteriologies of the culture professional monks --
The two great heterodoxies --
Jainism --
Ancient Buddhism --
Part Three: Asiatic sects and the redemption religions --
VII. The Transformation of ancient Buddhism --
General reasons for the transformation of ancient Buddhism --
King Ashoka --
Mahayana Buddhism --
VIII. The Missions --
Ceylon and the outlying Indian territories --
China --
Korea --
Japan --
Inner Asia: Lamaism --
IX. The Orthodox restoration in India --
General character --
Shivaism and the Lingam cult --
Vishnuism and Bhakti piety --
The Sects and the gurus --
X. General character of Asiatic religion.
Other Titles: Hinduismus und Buddhismus.
Responsibility: Translated and edited by Hans H. Gerth and Don Martindale.

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