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Religious Motivation and the Origins of Buddhism : a Social-psychological Exploration of the Origins of a World Religion.

Author: Torkel Brekke
Publisher: Hoboken : Routledge, 2002.
Series: RoutledgeCurzon critical studies in Buddhism.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Applying the insights of social psychology in order to understand the religious motivation of the people who constituted the early Buddhist community, this work addresses the question of how world religions come into being.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Torkel Brekke
ISBN: 9780203994832 0203994833
OCLC Number: 475959777
Description: 1 online resource (161 pages)
Contents: BOOK COVER; TITLE; COPYRIGHT; CONTENTS; INTRODUCTION; 1 THE HISTORICAL VALUE OF THE KHANDHAKA OF THE KHANDHAKA OF THE VINAYA PITAKA; 2 RELIGIOUS MOTIVATION AND THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE EARLY SAMGHA AND THE LAITY; 3 RELIGIOUS MOTIVATION AND THE THEME OF CONVERSION IN BUDDHISM; 4 SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY AND THE RELIGIOUS MOTIVATION OF THE EARLY BUDDHISTS; 5 RELIGIOUS MOTIVATION AND THE ROLE OF FEAR; 6 RELIGIOUS MOTIVATION AND THE MERIT OF GIVING; NOTES; BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX.
Series Title: RoutledgeCurzon critical studies in Buddhism.

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Applying the insights of social psychology in order to understand the religious motivation of the people who constituted the early Buddhist community, this work addresses the question of how world religions come into being.

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