The religion of India; the sociology of Hinduism and Buddhism. Translated and edited by Hans H. Gerth and Don Martindale.

Glencoe, Ill., Free Press [1958] .

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Standard Title Hinduismus und Buddhismus. English
Subjects Boeddhisme.
Buda y budismo.
India -- Condiciones sociales.
India -- Religion.
India -- Social conditions.
Social conditions
Description 392 pages 21 cm
Copyright Date [1958]
Notes Translation of Hinduismus und Buddhismus, published as volume 2 of the author's Gesammelte Aufsätze zur Religionssoziologie.
Includes bibliographical references.
Translation of Hinduismus und Buddhismus, published as volume 2 of the author's Gesammelte Aufsätze zur Religionssoziologie.
Contents Part One: Hindu social system -- I. India and Hinduism -- The General place of Hinduism -- Diffusion patterns of Hinduism -- Hindu doctrine and ritual -- Place of the Vedas -- The Brahmans and the castes -- Caste and tribe -- Caste and guild -- Caste and status group -- The Social rank order of the castes -- Caste and sib -- II. The main grouping of the castes -- The Brahmans -- The Kshatriyas -- The Vaishyas -- The Shudras -- III. Caste forms and schisms -- Caste criteria -- Caste schism -- Caste discipline -- Caste and traditionalism -- The Religious promise of the caste system -- The Developmental conditions of the caste system -- Part Two: Orthodox and heterodox holy teaching of the Indian intellectuals -- IV. Anti-orgiastic and ritualistic character of Brahmanical religiosity -- Brahmanical, Hellenistic, and Confucian intellectual strata -- Dharma and the absence of the concept of natural law -- Knowledge, asceticism, and mysticism in India -- Sramana and Brahmanical asceticism -- Brahmanical writings and science -- V. Orthodox Hinduism -- Holy technique (Yoga) and the development of religious philosophy -- Orthodox salvation doctrines -- Holy teaching and the professional ethic of the Bhagavadgita -- VI. Heterodox soteriologies of the culture professional monks -- The two great heterodoxies -- Jainism -- Ancient Buddhism -- Part Three: Asiatic sects and the redemption religions -- VII. The Transformation of ancient Buddhism -- General reasons for the transformation of ancient Buddhism -- King Ashoka -- Mahayana Buddhism -- VIII. The Missions -- Ceylon and the outlying Indian territories -- China -- Korea -- Japan -- Inner Asia: Lamaism -- IX. The Orthodox restoration in India -- General character -- Shivaism and the Lingam cult -- Vishnuism and Bhakti piety -- The Sects and the gurus -- X. General character of Asiatic religion.
Geographic Area India
Network Numbers (OCoLC)492322
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WorldCat Identities Weber, Max, 1864-1920.
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