Virtuosity, Charisma and Social Order
A Comparative Sociological Study of Monasticism in Theravada Buddhism and Medieval Catholicism
By (author) Ilana Friedrich Silber Jeffrey C. Alexander
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Virtuosity, Charisma and Social Order by Ilana Friedrich Silber
Book DescriptionThis book is a comparative macrosociological study of the interaction between religious virtuosi and society in two civilizations: traditional Theravada Buddhism and Medieval Catholicism. Merging Weberian sociology with the Maussian tradition of gift-analysis, and criticizing the neglect of meaning in current comparative historical sociology, the author also argues the need for a multidimensional approach capable of addressing the part played by religious orientations in shaping the institutional strength and ideological power of religious elites in the historical framework of the Great Traditions.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521413978
(228mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 28-Apr-1995
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Studies monasticism and society in Theravada Buddhism and Medieval Catholicism.
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