Approaching the Dhamma
Buddhist Texts and Practices in South and Southeast Asia
Approaching the Dhamma by Anne M. Blackburn
Book DescriptionEleven eminent Buddhist studies scholars have contributed essays to this collection, assembled to celebrate the life of the late Sri Lankan scholar, social worker, and meditation master Godwin Samararatne.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781928706199
(215mm x 139mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Pariyatti Press
Publisher: Pariyatti Press
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2003
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Anne M. Blackburn
Locations of Buddhism, Hardback (April 2010)
Focuses on the life of leading monk and educator Hikkaduve Sumangala (1827-1911) to examine Buddhist life under foreign rule. This work reveals that during Sri Lanka's crucial decades of deepening colonial control and modernization, there was a surprising stability in the religious activities of Hikkaduve and the Buddhists among whom he worked.
Religions, Reasons and Gods, Paperback (January 2010)
Clayton explores the diverse applications of theistic proofs in the work of philosophers and theologians.
Buddhist Learning and Textual Practice in Eighteenth-Century Lankan Monastic Culture, Hardback (May 2001)» View all books by Anne M. Blackburn
Comparing eighteenth-century Sri Lankan Buddhist monastic education to medieval Christian and other contexts, this book examines such issues as bilingual commentarial practice, the relationship between clerical and "popular" religious cultures, and the place of preaching in the constitution of "textual communities".
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Author Biography - Anne M. Blackburn
Dr Jeffrey Samuels is an assistant professor at Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Kentucky, where he has taught Asian Religions, Hinduism, Buddhism, Buddhist-Christian Monasticism as well as courses in Pali and Sanskrit.
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