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Theravada Buddhism and the British Encounter (Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism)

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Synopsis:

This major new work explores the British encounter with Buddhism in nineteenth century Sri Lanka, examining the way Buddhism was represented and constructed in the eyes of the British scholars, officials, travellers and religious seekers who first encountered it.

Tracing the three main historical phases of the encounter from 1796 to 1900, the book provides a sensitive and nuanced exegesis of the cultural and political influences that shaped the early British understanding of Buddhism and that would condition its subsequent transmission to the West.

Expanding our understanding of inter-religious relations between Christians and Buddhists, the book fills a significant gap in the scholarship on Theravada Buddhism in Sri Lanka by concentrating on missionary writings and presenting a thorough exploration of original materials of several important pioneers in Buddhist studies and mission studies.

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ISBN:
9780415371254
Author:
Harris, Elizabeth J.
Publisher:
Routledge
Author:
Harris, E
Subject:
History
Subject:
Buddhism
Subject:
Buddhism - General
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - General
Subject:
Buddhism - Sri Lanka - Study and teaching -
Subject:
Missions to Buddhists - Sri Lanka - History -
Subject:
Religion Eastern-Buddhism
Series:
Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism
Publication Date:
20060331
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
274
Dimensions:
9.44x6.32x.85 in. 1.17 lbs.

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Religion » Eastern Religions » Buddhism » General

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"Synopsis" by , This major new work explores the British encounter with Buddhism in nineteenth century Sri Lanka, examining the way Buddhism was represented and constructed in the eyes of the British scholars, officials, travellers and religious seekers who first encountered it.

Tracing the three main historical phases of the encounter from 1796 to 1900, the book provides a sensitive and nuanced exegesis of the cultural and political influences that shaped the early British understanding of Buddhism and that would condition its subsequent transmission to the West.

Expanding our understanding of inter-religious relations between Christians and Buddhists, the book fills a significant gap in the scholarship on Theravada Buddhism in Sri Lanka by concentrating on missionary writings and presenting a thorough exploration of original materials of several important pioneers in Buddhist studies and mission studies.

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