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Buddhism and society : a great tradition and its Burmese vicissitudes / Melford E. Spiro.

2nd, expanded ed.. Berkeley : University of California Press, [1982] .
ISBN 0520046714, 0520046722

Location Call Number Status Consortium Loan
George Washington
Gelman stacks
BQ 418 .S65 1982 (show me on map) Available Request
LIB stacks
BL1443.1 .S65 1982 Available Request
Mullen Library stacks
BLQ 418 .S65 1982 Available Request
Lauinger stacks
BQ418 .S65 1982 Available Request
Subjects Birma.
Bouddhisme -- Birmanie.
Buddhism -- Burma.
Buddhist sociology -- Burma.
Buddhist sociology.
Sociologie religieuse -- Bouddhisme -- Birmanie.
Sociología budista -- Birmania.
Description xxiv, 510 pages ; 23 cm
Copyright Date [1982]
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 483-493) and index.
Contents I. PROLOGUE: Theravada Buddhism: an anthropological problem -- II. BUDDHISM AS AN IDEOLOGICAL SYSTEM: Nibbanic Buddhism: a religion of radical salvation -- Kammatic Buddhism: I : a religion of proximate salvation -- Kammatic Buddhism: II : the central concept of merit -- Kammatic Buddhism: III : the key doctrine of karma -- Apotropaic Buddhism: a religion of magical protection -- Esoteric Buddhism: a religion of chiliastic expectations -- III. BUDDHISM AS A RITUAL SYSTEM: The Buddhist cultus: its generic attributes -- The ceremonial cycles: I : calendrical rituals -- The ceremonial cycles: II : Life-cycle rituals -- Crisis rituals -- IV. BUDDHISM AS A MONASTIC SYSTEM: Monasticism: I : the normative structure -- Monasticism: II : the social structure -- The monk: I : recruitment structure -- The monk: II : character structure -- The Sangha and the state -- The stats of the monkhood in Burmese society -- V. BUDDHISM AND THE WORLD: Buddhism and the world: a critique -- Buddhism and Burmese society.
Geographic Area Burma
Network Numbers (OCoLC)7976102
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Spiro, Melford E.
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