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Description - Virtuosity, Charisma and Social Order by Ilana Friedrich Silber

This is a comparative study of the interaction between monasticism and society in Theravada Buddhism and medieval Catholicism. Building on Weber's classical analysis of religious virtuosity on one hand, and opposing recent comparative historical sociology's neglect of structures of meaning on the other, the author demonstrates the combined impact of religious orientations, macrosocietal structures, and virtuoso radicalism in shaping the ideological power of religious elites in the historical framework of the Great Traditions.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521413978
ISBN-10: 0521413974
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Pages: 264
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 28-Apr-1995
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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