We Need Diverse Ya Sale
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Original Essays | June 2, 2015

    Matthieu Ricard: IMG The Altruism Revolution



    With the famous phrase "Nature, red in tooth and claw," the Victorian poet Tennyson expressed the challenge that the emerging science of evolution... Continue »

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$27.25
New Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
available for shipping or prepaid pickup only
Available for In-store Pickup
in 7 to 12 days
Qty Store Section
25 Remote Warehouse Religion Eastern- Buddhism

More copies of this ISBN

Other titles in the Suny Series in Religion series:

Buddhist World of Southeast Asia

by

Buddhist World of Southeast Asia Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

This book is a remarkable synthesis and empathetic interpretation of Buddhism in Southeast Asia. No other single book matches its depth and breadth, or its balance between scholarly interpretation and sensitive first person portrayal. The author focuses his analysis on Theravada Buddhism in Southeast Asia as a dynamic, complex system of thought and practice imbedded in the respective cultures, societies, and histories of Burma, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, and Sri Lanka. The book discusses three distinct but interrelated aspects of this system: The popular tradition in terms of paradigms of ideal action, rituals, festivals, and rites of passage; Buddhism as civil religion in terms of King Asoka as the paradigmatic Buddhist monarch, cosmology, and kingship, and Buddhism and the modern nation state; and modern transformations of the tradition in terms of the changing roles of the monk and the laity, modern reform movements, and Buddhism in the West.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 217-230) and indexes.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780791424605
Author:
Swearer, Donald K.
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Location:
Albany :
Subject:
Comparative Religion
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
Buddhism
Subject:
Buddhism -- Social aspects -- Asia, Southeastern.
Subject:
Buddhism - General
Subject:
Religion Eastern-Buddhism
Edition Description:
Rev. and expanded ed.
Series:
SUNY series in religion
Series Volume:
no. 6
Publication Date:
19950731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
258
Dimensions:
9.02x6.08x.72 in. .94 lbs.

Other books you might like

  1. Buddhist Religion: A Historical... Used Trade Paper $9.95
  2. Introduction to Zen Buddhism Used Mass Market $3.95
  3. The World of Tibetan Buddhism Used Trade Paper $5.50
  4. The Buddhist Tradition in India,... Used Trade Paper $5.21
  5. An Introduction to Buddhist Ethics:... New Trade Paper $42.50
  6. Integral Psychology
    Used Trade Paper $8.50

Related Subjects

Religion » Eastern Religions » Buddhism » General
Religion » Eastern Religions » Buddhism » Theravada Buddhism

Buddhist World of Southeast Asia New Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$27.25 In Stock
Product details 258 pages State University of New York Press - English 9780791424605 Reviews:
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.