Imagining Karma: Ethical Transformation in Amerindian, Buddhist and Greek Rebirth

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With "Imagining Karma", Gananath Obeyesekere embarks on the very first comparison of rebirth concepts across a wide range of cultures. Exploring in rich detail the beliefs of small-scale societies of West Africa, Melanesia, traditional Siberia, Canada, and the northwest coast of North America, Obeyesekere compares their ideas with those of the ancient and modern Indic civilizations and with the Greek rebirth theories of Pythagoras, Empedocles, Pindar, and Plato. His groundbreaking and authoritative discussion decenters the ...

Imagining Karma: Ethical Transformation in Amerindian, Buddhist and Greek Rebirth 2002, University of California Press, Berkerley

ISBN-13: 9780520232433

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Imagining Karma: Ethical Transformation in Amerindian, Buddhist and Greek Rebirth 2002, University of California Press, Berkerley

ISBN-13: 9780520232204

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