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Buddhism and society; a great tradition and its Burmese vicissitudes

Author: Melford E Spiro
Publisher: New York, Harper & Row [©1970]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [1st ed.]View all editions and formats
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Spiro, Melford E.
Buddhism and society.
New York, Harper & Row [©1970]
(OCoLC)654680186
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Melford E Spiro
OCLC Number: 128458
Description: xiv, 510 pages 24 cm
Contents: Part I : Prologue --
Theravada Buddhism : an anthropoligcal problem --
Part II : Buddhism as an ideological system --
Nibbanic Buddhism : a religion of radical salvation --
Kammatic Buddhism : a religion of proximate salvation --
Kammatic Buddhism : the central concept of merit --
Kammatic Buddhism : the key doctrine of Karma --
Apotropaic Buddhism : a religion of magical protection --
Esoteric Buddhism : a religion of chiliastic expectations --
Part III : Buddhism as a ritual system --
The Buddhist cultus : its generic attributes --
The ceremonial cycle : calendrical rituqals --
The ceremonial cycle : life-cycle rituals --
Crisit rituals --
Part IV : Buddhism as a monastc system --
Monasticism : the normative structure --
Monasticism : the social structure --
The monk : recruitment structure --
The monk : character structure --
The Sangha and the state --
The status of the monkhood in Bermese society --
Part V : Buddhism and the world --
Buddhism and the world : a critique --
Buddhism and Burmese society.
Responsibility: [by] Melford E. Spiro.

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