Buddhism Transformed by Richard F. Gombrich
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Buddhism Transformed
By Richard F. Gombrich

Buddhism Transformed

Religious Change in Sri Lanka

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Buddhism Transformed by Richard F. Gombrich

Book Description

In this study a social and cultural anthropologist and a specialist in the study of religion pool their talents to examine recent changes in popular religion in Sri Lanka. As the Sinhalas themselves perceive it, Buddhism proper has always shared the religious arena with a spirit religion. While Buddhism concerns salvation, the spirit religion focuses on worldly welfare. Buddhism Transformed describes and analyzes the changes that have profoundly altered the character of Sinhala religion in both areas.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780691019017
ISBN-10: 0691019010
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 155mm x 31mm)
Pages: 504
Imprint: Princeton University Press
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publish Date: 10-Oct-1990
Country of Publication: United States

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Theravada Buddhism by Richard F. Gombrich Theravada Buddhism, Paperback (June 2006)

"Theravada Buddhism" is widely recognised as the classic introduction to the branch of Buddhism found in Sri Lanka and parts of South East Asia. Written by a leading authority on Theravada Buddhism, this book takes account of the research, including the controversies of the date of the Buddha and social and political developments in Sri Lanka.

Buddhist Precept and Practice by Richard F. Gombrich Buddhist Precept and Practice, Hardback (January 1995)

First published in 1971, this is an empirical study of religion - particularly religious change. In it, Gombrich explores all aspects of religious change in belief and practice in Ceylon, not only in modern times but over the two and a half millennia during which Buddhism has flourished.

World of Buddhism by Richard F. Gombrich World of Buddhism, Paperback (September 1991)

Describes the teachings of the Buddha, looks at Buddhism in India, Burma, Thailand, China, Korea, and Japan, and looks at Buddhist history, sects, shrines, and temples.

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