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Women in Pāli Buddhism : walking the spiritual paths in mutual dependence

Author: Pascale Engelmajer
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2015. ©2015
Series: Routledge critical studies in Buddhism.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Pāli tradition presents a diverse and often contradictory picture of women. This book examines women's roles as they are described in the Pāli canon and its commentaries. Taking into consideration the wider socio-religious context and drawing from early brahmanical literature and epigraphical findings, it contrasts these descriptions with the doctrinal account of women's spiritual abilities. The book explores  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Pascale Engelmajer
ISBN: 9780415629942 0415629942 1315752387 9781315752389
OCLC Number: 792877575
Notes: Based on the author's doctoral dissertation (University of Bristol, 2010).
Description: xviii, 137 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. The King's daughter2. A Buddhist theory of gender: what is a woman?3. A woman's traditional career: from daughter to wife4. Only Dhamma pays off the filial debt5. Motherhood as a soteriological path6. Bhikkhunis and the four assemblies7. The Buddhist family: spiritual paths for women
Series Title: Routledge critical studies in Buddhism.
Responsibility: Pascale Engelmajer.

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