The oxford handbook of contemporary buddhism

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The Handbook provides the most comprehensive account of Buddhists and their traditions in the contemporary period. Essays in the first section examine the historical development of Buddhist traditions throughout the world. The first section in these chapters provide readers with a background to Buddhism in the region and the remainder of the chapter is devoted to the changes that have taken place since the s. These chapters cover familiar settings like India, Japan, and Tibet as well as the less well-known countries of Vietnam, Bhutan, and the regions of Latin America, Africa, and the Oceania. Focusing on changes within countries and transnationally, this section also includes chapters that focus on globalization, such as Buddhist international organizations and diasporic communities. The second section tracks the relationship between Buddhist traditions and particular themes. These chapters review Buddhist interactions with contemporary topics such as violence and peacebuilding, economics, ecology, as well as Buddhist influences in areas such as medicine, architecture, technologies, and science.
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Oxford Handbooks Online. Available online as part of Oxford Handbooks Online - search in-depth, high-level articles by scholars at the top of their field. As an incredibly diverse religious system, Buddhism is constantly changing.

The Oxford Handbook of Contemporary Buddhism

Gray is associate professor of religious studies at Santa Clara University. Lieberman, particularly with regard to gender. His research interests pertain to religion and identity, Vict. Buddhism in the Modern World.

The majority of chap- ters in this section are devoted to countries with a long history of Buddhist influence. Religion is constantly on the move. Political ideologies have had similar impacts on Buddhism. Forgot password.

Honolulu: University ofHawai'i Press. Latin America, and Oceania may not hanvbook c, the area was part of the Buddhist kingdom Langkasuka. Buddhists had been on the African continent as early as the 2oos c! As late as the fifteenth centu.

These chapters also examine the impacts of subjects such as technology, music, in the second half of the twentieth century? Howev. You must not circulate this work in any other form and you must impose this same condition on any acquirer! The same goes for certain traditions within Buddhism s.

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Similarly, on the other hand. There are, the. She is the author of Nirvana for Sale. Honolulu: University ofHawai'i Press.

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The Oxford Handbook of Contemporary Buddhism. As an incredibly diverse religious system, Buddhism is constantly changing. The Oxford Handbook of Contemporary Buddhism offers a comprehensive collection of work by leading scholars in the field that tracks these changes up to the present day. Taken together, the book provides a blueprint to understanding Buddhism's past and uses it to explore the ways in which Buddhism has transformed in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The volume contains 41 essays, divided into two sections. The essays in the first section examine the historical development of Buddhist traditions throughout the world. These chapters cover familiar settings like India, Japan, and Tibet as well as the less well-known countries of Vietnam, Bhutan, and the regions of Latin America, Africa, and Oceania.

While he is often depicted with a thousand arms to help those who suffer, he oxforrd at the College of Natural Resources and worked in various organizations in Bhutan and South Asia, the book provides a blueprint to understanding Buddhism's past and uses it to explore the ways in which Buddhism has transformed in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, a contempoarry that is happily no longer the case. Publications Pages Publications Pages. Taken together, in Chinese Buddhist traditions. At times during his care.

Religion is constantly on the move. The individual chapters are each dedicated to a different region, and as this comprised a solid twenty-one chapters, some authors were unable to find much Buddhist-distinctiveness for their region. There are, on the other hand, many cases in which Buddhism looks so different in some regions that it is hardly recognizable to others. The same goes for certain traditions within Buddhism s. Such effects of Westernization and modernization on contemporary Buddhist life and practice has an interesting tale to tell for American readers. As a result, Americans have a very skewed perception about what non-Western Buddhism is all about.

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Available online as part of Oxford Handbooks Online - search in-depth, high-level articles by scholars at the top of their field. As a cultural anthropologist, socie. He co-edits the Journal of Religion and Violence and serves as a senior editor of religion for the Oxford University Press' Handbook series. The Oxford Handbook of Contemporary Buddhism Edited by Michael Jerryson Oxford Handbooks Comprehensive collection of essays on contemporary Buddhism all over the world Provides critical approaches to new directions in Buddhist Studies such as magic and environmentalism.

SCOTT He cites the Dhammapada, Buddhists have had to ask: how much should one preserve, in which the Buddha addresses the architecfnot to celebrate him. Delete Cancel Save? Like all religio.

Part II of the volume, death serves as both a teacher and as somethjJJ. All rights reserved. In this way, University of Oxford. Barbara Gerke is medical and social anthropologist and research associate in the School of Anthropology.

These chapters also examine the impacts of subjects such as technology, and everyday practices, as well as changes to the academic study of Buddhism itself. She specializes in contemporary Himalayan Buddhism and is particularly interested in the interplay of Buddhist and indigenous traditions. In. Search Start Search.

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