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The making of Buddhist modernism

Author: David L McMahan
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this book, David McMahan charts the development of modern Buddhism. He presents modern Buddhism as a complex historical process constituted by a variety of responses to some of the most important concerns of the modern era.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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McMahan, David L.
Making of Buddhist modernism.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008
(DLC) 2008014450
(OCoLC)216938497
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David L McMahan
ISBN: 9780199720293 0199720290
OCLC Number: 299382315
Description: 1 online resource (299 pages)
Contents: Introduction: Buddhism and modernity --
The spectrum of tradition and modernism --
Buddhism and the discourses of modernity --
Modernity and the discourse of scientific Buddhism --
Buddhist Romanticism: art, spontaneity and the wellsprings of nature --
A brief history of interdependence --
Meditation and modernity --
Mindfulness, literature, and the affirmation of ordinary life --
From modern to postmodern?
Responsibility: David L. McMahan.

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In this book, David McMahan charts the development of modern Buddhism. He presents modern Buddhism as a complex historical process constituted by a variety of responses to some of the most important concerns of the modern era.

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McMahan's investigation is a valuable and welcome addition to studies of Victorian-era Buddhism, Buddhism and colonialism, Engaged Buddhism, and Buddhism in America. * Anne M. Blackburn, Journal of Read more...

 
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