Author: Greg Bailey,Ian Mabbett
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Early Buddhism flourished because it was able to take up the challenge represented by buoyant economic conditions and the need for cultural uniformity in the newly emergent states in north-eastern India from the fifth century BCE onwards. This book begins with the apparent inconsistency of Buddhism, a renunciant movement, surviving within a strong urban environment, and draws out the implications of this. In spite of the Buddhist ascetic imperative, the Buddha and other celebrated monks moved easily through various levels of society and fitted into the urban landscape they inhabited. The Sociology of Early Buddhism tells how and why the early monks were able to exploit the social and political conditions of mid-first millennium north-eastern India in such a way as to ensure the growth of Buddhism into a major world religion. Its readership lies both within Buddhist studies and more widely among historians, sociologists and anthropologists of religion.
The Sociology of Hinduism and Buddhism
Author: Max Weber
Publisher: Munshirm Manoharlal Pub Pvt Limited
Classic on the connection between religious institutions and administration, bureaucracy.
Author: Anthony J. Blasi
Category: Social Science
First ever collection of histories of American sociology of religion, including accounts of early dissertations changes in theory, and studies of denominations, globalization, feminism, new religions and Latino/a American religion.
Author: Wendy Doniger,Wendy Doniger O'Flaherty
Publisher: Univ of California Press
A Global Theory of Intellectual Change
Author: Randall COLLINS
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Randall Collins traces the movement of philosophical thought in ancient Greece, China, Japan, India, the medieval Islamic and Jewish world, medieval Christendom, and modern Europe. What emerges from this history is a social theory of intellectual change, one that avoids both the reduction of ideas to the influences of society at large and the purely contingent local construction of meanings. Instead, Collins focuses on the social locations where sophisticated ideas are formed: the patterns of intellectual networks and their inner divisions and conflicts.
Hinduismus und Buddhismus
Author: Max Weber
Ein Klassiker der Religions- und Sozialwissenschaft: Max Webers dreibandiges Werk zur Religionssoziologie beschaftigt sich mit dem Einfluss der Weltreligionen auf Gesellschaftssysteme. Im zweiten Band widmet sich Weber der Kulturanalyse Indiens, untersucht dafur religiose Uberzeugungen in der Gesellschaft und beantwortet die zentrale Frage nach dem spaten Aufkommen des Kapitalismus in Indien. Der deutsche Soziologe und Okonom Max Weber gehort zu den einflussreichsten Denkern des 19. Jahrhunderts; seine Essays zu den wichtigsten Studien der modernen Soziologie. Die weiteren Bande dieser Trilogie sind erhaltlich unter den ISBN 978-3-95801-097-0 (Bd. 1) und 978-3-95801-156-4 (Bd. 3).
The Great Stūpa at Amarāvatī (ca. 300 BCE-300 CE)
Author: Akira Shimada
The book provides an updated chronology of the Amar?vat? st?pa and argues its close link with the long-term development of urbanization of this region between ca. 200 BCE-250 CE based on the latest archaeological, art-historical and epigraphic evidence.
Mobility and Exchange Within and Beyond the Northwestern Borderlands of South Asia
Author: Jason Neelis
This book examines catalysts for Buddhist formation in ancient South Asia and expansion throughout and beyond the northwestern Indian subcontinent to Central Asia by investigating symbiotic relationships between networks of religious mobility and trade.
Author: Johan Elverskog
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
In the contemporary world the meeting of Buddhism and Islam is most often imagined as one of violent confrontation. Indeed, the Taliban's destruction of the Bamiyan Buddhas in 2001 seemed not only to reenact the infamous Muslim destruction of Nalanda monastery in the thirteenth century but also to reaffirm the stereotypes of Buddhism as a peaceful, rational philosophy and Islam as an inherently violent and irrational religion. But if Buddhist-Muslim history was simply repeated instances of Muslim militants attacking representations of the Buddha, how had the Bamiyan Buddha statues survived thirteen hundred years of Muslim rule? Buddhism and Islam on the Silk Road demonstrates that the history of Buddhist-Muslim interaction is much richer and more complex than many assume. This groundbreaking book covers Inner Asia from the eighth century through the Mongol empire and to the end of the Qing dynasty in the late nineteenth century. By exploring the meetings between Buddhists and Muslims along the Silk Road from Iran to China over more than a millennium, Johan Elverskog reveals that this long encounter was actually one of profound cross-cultural exchange in which two religious traditions were not only enriched but transformed in many ways.
Author: Donald K. Swearer
Publisher: SUNY Press
Sein Leben, seine Lehre, seine Gemeinde
Author: Hermann Oldenberg
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
Der Indologie Hermann Oldenberg veröffentlichte sein umfangreiches, auf vergleichende Studien der Überlieferungen basierendes Werk »Buddha – Sein Leben, seine Lehre, seine Gemeinde« erstmals 1881. Mit der Darstellung, die als Pionierleistung der Buddhismus-Forschung gilt, gelang ihm erstmals der Nachweis, dass Buddha keine mythische Figur, sondern eine reale historische Persönlichkeit war. – Nachdruck der 1890 erschienenen zweiten Auflage.
Essays on the Theravada Tradition in Sri Lanka
Author: John Ross Carter,Professor of Philosophy and Religion Robert Hung-Ngai Ho Professor of Asian Studies John Ross Carter
Publisher: SUNY Press
Carter unfolds the cumulative traditions of Theravada Buddhism by showing how one "looks at the world through Buddhist eyes." Presenting evidence from the Buddhist heritage in Sri Lanka, he develops a disciplined, inclusive approach to understanding notions of ethical living and "faith," or how individuals live life religiously. The author examines Buddhism as a worldview, reviewing the process of its origins and the development of its important concepts such as the pursuit of dhamma by Buddhists; the "Four Noble Truths;" the notion of refuge and the process of transcending; the role of the Buddhist monk (bhikkhu); and the role of music in ritual chant and song.
International yearbook for the sociology of religion
Category: Knowledge, Sociology of
Author: Max Weber
Ein Klassiker der Religions- und Sozialwissenschaft: Max Webers dreibandiges Werk zur Religionssoziologie beschaftigt sich mit dem Einfluss der Weltreligionen auf Gesellschaftssysteme. Im ersten Band beantwortet Weber die zentrale Frage nach dem Zusammenhang zwischen Religion und Wirtschaft und formuliert die bahnbrechende und vielfach diskutierte Protestantismusthese. Der deutsche Soziologe und Okonom Max Weber gehort zu den einflussreichsten Denkern des 19. Jahrhunderts; seine Essays zu den wichtigsten Studien der modernen Soziologie. Die weiteren Bande dieser Trilogie sind erhaltlich unter den ISBN 978-3-95801-099-4 (Bd. 2) und 978-3-95801-156-4 (Bd. 3).
Death and the Afterlife in Buddhism
Author: Carl B. Becker
Publisher: SIU Press
In this much-needed examination of Buddhist views of death and the afterlife, Carl B. Becker bridges the gap between books on death in the West and books on Buddhism in the East. Other Western writers have addressed the mysteries surrounding death and the afterlife, but few have approached the topic from a Buddhist perspective. Here, Becker resolves questions that have troubled scholars since the beginning of Buddhism: How can Buddhism reconcile its belief in karma and rebirth with its denial of a permanent soul? What is reborn? And when, exactly, is the moment of death? By systematically tracing Buddhism’s migration from India through China, Japan, and Tibet, Becker demonstrates how culture and environment affect Buddhist religious tradition. In addition to discussing historical Buddhism, Becker shows how Buddhism resolves controversial current issues as well. In the face of modern medicine’s trend toward depersonalization, traditional Buddhist practices imbue the dying process with respect and dignity. At the same time, Buddhist tradition offers documented precedents for decision making in cases of suicide and euthanasia.
Author: Didier Fassin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Social Science
A Companion to Moral Anthropology is the first collective consideration of the anthropological dimensions of morals, morality, and ethics. Original essays by international experts explore the various currents, approaches, and issues in this important new discipline, examining topics such as the ethnography of moralities, the study of moral subjectivities, and the exploration of moral economies. Investigates the central legacies of moral anthropology, the formation of moral facts and values, the context of local moralities, and the frontiers between moralities, politics, humanitarianism Features contributions from pioneers in the field of moral anthropology, as well as international experts in related fields such as moral philosophy, moral psychology, evolutionary biology and neuroethics
Method, Application, and Moral Location
Author: Ivan Strenski
Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press
Presents a collection of eleven of the author's essays on the intellectual & moral foundations of the study of religion as it has been known in Europe & America since the turn of the century. For sale in the U.S., its dependencies, & Canada only .