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Constituting Communities: Theravada Buddhism and the Religious Cultures of South and Southeast Asia (Suny Series in Buddhist Studies)

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Constituting Communities explores how community functions within Theravada Buddhist culture. Although the dominant focus of Buddhist studies for the past century has been on doctrinal and philosophical issues, this volume concentrates on discourses that produced them, and why and how these discourses and practices shaped Theravada communities in South and Southeast Asia. From a variety of perspectives, including historical, literary, doctrinal and philosophical, and social and anthropological, the contributors explore the issues that have proven important and definitive for identifying what it has meant, individually and socially, to be Buddhist in this particular region. The book focuses on textual discourse, how communities are formed and maintained within pluralistic contexts, and the formation of community both within and between the monastic and lay settings.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780791456910
Author:
Hogue, W. Lawrence
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Subject:
Buddhism
Subject:
Buddhism - General
Subject:
Eastern - General
Subject:
Buddhism - Theravada
Subject:
Buddhism - Social aspects - Southeast
Subject:
Buddhism - Social aspects - South Asia
Subject:
General-General
Series:
Suny Series in Buddhist Studies
Publication Date:
20030431
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
9.44x6.02x.71 in. .94 lbs.

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