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role of Buddhism in cultural transformation

Donna Bresnahan

role of Buddhism in cultural transformation

by Donna Bresnahan

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Published by Huxley College of Environmental Studies, Western Washington University in Bellingham, Wash .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (leaf [1] (2nd foliation)).

StatementDonna Bresnahan.
Series[Problem series], Problem series (Huxley College of Environmental Studies)
The Physical Object
Pagination8, [1] leaves ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13634241M
OCLC/WorldCa56897078

It pays particular attention to the social and political role of Buddhist monasteries. Ch’en, Kenneth. The Chinese Transformation of Buddhism. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, E-mail Citation» Discussion of how Buddhism became an integrated part in Chinese society in the 6th to 13th century. Buddhism emerged in response to social, political, and religious changes taking place on the northern Indian subcontinent during the 8th to 6th centuries B.C.E.

The book is known for Ambedkar\\s review and analysis of the vast Buddhist canon and literature. This is the first critical edition of The Buddha and his Dhamma. Along with a new Introduction, it includes footnotes indicating sources and annotations explaining various topics of discussion. The global spread of Buddhism is giving rise to new forms of religious complexity, both in the West and in Asia. This collection of essays examines the religious and cultural conversations that are occurring in this process from a diverse range of disciplinary, methodological, and literary perspectives, including philosophy, ethnography, history, and cultural by: 6.

Read and learn for free about the following article: The history of Buddhism. Read and learn for free about the following article: The history of Buddhism. If you're seeing this message, it means we're having trouble loading external resources on our website. An emerging literature on religion, conflict resolution and peace has contributed significantly to this development. One of the most important findings of cross-cultural conflict resolution research is that religion is a perennial and perhaps inevitable factor in both conflict and conflict resolution.


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