Constituting Communities: Theravada Buddhism and the Religious Cultures of South and Southeast Asia

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Constituting Communities explores how community functions within Theravada Buddhist culture. Although the dominant focus of Buddhist studies for the past century has been on doctrinal and philosophical issues, this volume concentrates on discourses that produced them, and why and how these discourses and practices shaped Theravada communities in South and Southeast Asia. From a variety of perspectives, including historical, literary, doctrinal and philosophical, and social and anthropological, the contributors explore the ...

Constituting Communities: Theravada Buddhism and the Religious Cultures of South and Southeast Asia 2003, State University of New York Press, Albany, NY

ISBN-13: 9780791456927

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Constituting Communities: Theravada Buddhism and the Religious Cultures of South and Southeast Asia 2003, State University of New York Press, Albany, NY

ISBN-13: 9780791456910

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