Released on 2012-03-15Categories Religion

Buddhism in the Modern World

Buddhism in the Modern World

Author: David L. McMahan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136493492

Category: Religion

Page: 338

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Buddhism in the Modern World explores the challenges faced by Buddhism today, the distinctive forms that it has taken and the individuals and movements that have shaped it. Part One discusses the modern history of Buddhism in different geographical regions, from Southeast Asia to North America. Part Two examines key themes including globalization, gender issues, and the ways in which Buddhism has confronted modernity, science, popular culture and national politics. Each chapter is written by a distinguished scholar in the field and includes photographs, summaries, discussion points and suggestions for further reading. The book provides a lively and up-to-date overview that is indispensable for both students and scholars of Buddhism.
Released on 2003-09-11Categories Religion

Buddhism in the Modern World

Buddhism in the Modern World

Author: Steven Heine

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195349091

Category: Religion

Page: 304

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The history of Buddhism has been characterized by an ongoing tension between attempts to preserve traditional ideals and modes of practice and the need to adapt to changing cultural conditions. Many developments in Buddhist history, such as the infusion of esoteric rituals, the rise of devotionalism and lay movements, and the assimilation of warrior practices, reflect the impact of widespread social changes on traditional religious structures. At the same time, Buddhism has been able to maintain its doctrinal purity to a remarkable degree. This volume explores how traditional Buddhist communities have responded to the challenges of modernity, such as science and technology, colonialism, and globalization. Editors Steven Heine and Charles S. Prebish have commissioned ten essays by leading scholars, each examining a particular traditional Buddhist school in its cultural context. The essays consider how the encounter with modernity has impacted the disciplinary, textual, ritual, devotional, practical, and socio-political traditions of Buddhist thought throughout Asia. Taken together, these essays reveal the diversity and vitality of contemporary Buddhism and offer a wide-ranging look at the way Buddhism interacts with the modern world.
Released on 2003-08-14Categories Religion

Buddhism in the Modern World : Adaptations of an Ancient Tradition

Buddhism in the Modern World : Adaptations of an Ancient Tradition

Author: Steven Heine Professor of Religious Studies and Director of the Asian Studies Florida International University

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198033575

Category: Religion

Page: 306

View: 928

The history of Buddhism has been characterized by an ongoing tension between attempts to preserve traditional ideals and modes of practice and the need to adapt to changing cultural conditions. Many developments in Buddhist history, such as the infusion of esoteric rituals, the rise of devotionalism and lay movements, and the assimilation of warrior practices, reflect the impact of widespread social changes on traditional religious structures. At the same time, Buddhism has been able to maintain its doctrinal purity to a remarkable degree. This volume explores how traditional Buddhist communities have responded to the challenges of modernity, such as science and technology, colonialism, and globalization. Editors Steven Heine and Charles S. Prebish have commissioned ten essays by leading scholars, each examining a particular traditional Buddhist school in its cultural context. The essays consider how the encounter with modernity has impacted the disciplinary, textual, ritual, devotional, practical, and socio-political traditions of Buddhist thought throughout Asia. Taken together, these essays reveal the diversity and vitality of contemporary Buddhism and offer a wide-ranging look at the way Buddhism interacts with the modern world.
Released on 2003Categories Buddhism

Buddhist Spirituality

Buddhist Spirituality

Author: Takeuchi Yoshinori

Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publishe

ISBN: 8120819446

Category: Buddhism

Page: 578

View: 301

Of all the great religions, it is Buddhism that has focused most intensively on that aspects of religion that we call spirituality. No religion has ste a higher value on states of spiritual insight and liberation, and none has set forth so methodologically and with such a wealth of reflection the various paths and with such a wealth of reflection the various paths and disciplines by which such states are reached. The aim of the volumes on Buddhism is to survey the entire tradition both chronologically and geographically in the varieties of its historical forms and in the great diversity of its teachings.
Released on 2021-05-19Categories Fiction

Buddhism in the Modern World

Buddhism in the Modern World

Author: Kenneth J. Saunders

Publisher: Good Press

ISBN: EAN:4057664592439

Category: Fiction

Page: 61

View: 382

"Buddhism in the Modern World" by Kenneth J. Saunders. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.
Released on 2007Categories Buddhism

Buddhism in Modern World

Buddhism in Modern World

Author: D. R. Jatava

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105127410756

Category: Buddhism

Page: 308

View: 673

The book deals with Buddhism in view of what ails modern world today. The threat of global nuclear destruction is a real possibility. what a mess the human race has landed itself in! The progress of science and technology has brought many comforts and luxuries to mankind but at the same time, it has also endangered the human species because of nuclear war weapons, if used, there will be no escape from the destruction far and wide.
Released on 2002Categories Buddhism

Buddhism

Buddhism

Author: Cavan Wood

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 0435336037

Category: Buddhism

Page: 62

View: 902

Produced specifically to answer QCA concerns over attainment and assessment in RE at Key Stage 3, this series balances learning about religions with learning from religions.