Soaring and Settling
Buddhist Perspectives on Social and Theological Issues
By (author) Rita M. Gross
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Soaring and Settling by Rita M. Gross
Book DescriptionContinuum congratulates Rita M. Gross on being the recipient of the 1999 Choice Outstanding Academic Book Award.As a practicing Buddhist for over 20 years, Rita Gross is concerned with how Eastern wisdom traditions transform our lives, and are themselves transformed by contact with the wisdom of the West.Rita Gross considers lifestyle issues, from conception to death and grieving; social issues such as population control, work and family, and environmental ethics; and theological issues such as the use of goddess images in Buddhism, and several fascinating practices from Gross's own Tibetan Vajrayana Buddhist tradition.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780826411136
(216mm x 140mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-Oct-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Feminism and Religion, Paperback (March 1998)» View all books by Rita M. Gross
Rita M. Gross offers an engaging survey of the changes feminism has wrought in religious ideas, beliefs, and practices around the world, as well as in the study and understanding of religion itself. "This book will be an important resource for all ongoing work in feminist teaching and research in religion." -Rosemary Radford Ruether
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Author Biography - Rita M. Gross
Rita M. Gross is at the Naropa Institute, Boulder, Colorado, USA
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