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By Steven Heine,Charles S. Prebish

ISBN-10: 0195146972

ISBN-13: 9780195146974

ISBN-10: 0195146980

ISBN-13: 9780195146981

The heritage of Buddhism has been characterised by way of an ongoing stress among makes an attempt to maintain conventional beliefs and modes of perform and the necessity to adapt to altering cultural stipulations. Many advancements in Buddhist background, comparable to the infusion of esoteric rituals, the increase of devotionalism and lay pursuits, and the assimilation of warrior practices, replicate the influence of common social alterations on conventional spiritual constructions. whilst, Buddhism has been capable of retain its doctrinal purity to a awesome measure. This quantity explores how conventional Buddhist groups have answered to the demanding situations of modernity, comparable to technological know-how and expertise, colonialism, and globalization. Editors Steven Heine and Charles S. Prebish have commissioned ten essays via top students, each one reading a specific conventional Buddhist college in its cultural context. The essays ponder how the stumble upon with modernity has impacted the disciplinary, textual, ritual, devotional, useful, and socio-political traditions of Buddhist proposal all through Asia. Taken jointly, those essays show the range and energy of up to date Buddhism and supply a wide-ranging examine the way in which Buddhism interacts with the trendy world.

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