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Theravada Buddhism continuity, diversity and identity

Author: Kate Crosby
Publisher: Chichester Wiley Blackwell 2014
Series: Wiley Blackwell guides to Buddhism
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This comprehensive introductory overview explores all aspects of the origins, evolution, and current practice of Theravada, the oldest surviving Buddhist school of thought. Theravada Buddhism offers  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kate Crosby
ISBN: 9781405189064 1405189061 9781405189071 140518907X
OCLC Number: 931243565
Notes: Literaturangaben
Description: x, 300 Seiten Karten
Contents: IntroductionThe Buddha and Buddhahood --
Buddha worship --
Literature, languages, and conveying the Dhamma --
The Jåataka --
The good Buddhist --
Meditation --
Abhidhamma --
Monks, monasteries, and their position in society --
Women in monasticism --
Women in Theravada literature and society --
Feminist readings of gender-related symbols --
Nonharming, politics, and violence.
Series Title: Wiley Blackwell guides to Buddhism
Responsibility: Kate Crosby

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Each chapter ends with a wealth of reference and further suggestions for reading and watching. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-level undergraduates, graduate students, and researchers/faculty. Read more...

 
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