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Title Critical terms for the study of Buddhism [electronic resource] / edited by Donald S. Lopez, Jr.

Imprint Chicago [Ill.] : University of Chicago Press, c2005 (Boston, Mass. : Credo Reference, 2012.)

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Description 1 online resource (19 entries) : 1 image, digital files.
Series Buddhism and modernity
Buddhism and modernity.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Buddha / Donald S. Lopez Jr. -- Art / Charles Lachman -- Death / Jacqueline I. Stone -- Economy / Gustavo Benavides -- Gift / Reiko Ohnuma -- History / Timothy Barrett -- Institution / Timothy Brook -- Pedagogy / Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick -- Person / William Pietz -- Power / Craig J. Reynolds -- Practice / Carl Bielefeldt -- Ritual / Robert H. Sharf -- Sex / Janet Gyatso -- Word / Ryūichi Abé -- Modernity / Marilyn Ivy.
Access Access restricted to authorized users and institutions.
Summary This volume provides a unique introduction to Buddhism by examining categories essential for a nuanced understanding of its traditions. Each of the essays here shows students how a fundamental term - from art to word - illuminates the practice of Buddhism, both in traditional Buddhist societies and in the realms of modernity. Apart from Buddha, the list of terms in this collection deliberately includes none that are intrinsic to the religion. Instead, the contributors explore terms that are important for many fields and that invite interdisciplinary reflection. Through incisive discussions of topics ranging from practice, power, and pedagogy to ritual, history, sex, and death, the authors offer new directions for the understanding of Buddhism, taking constructive and sometimes polemical positions in an effort both to demonstrate the shortcomings of assumptions about the religion and the potential power of revisionary approaches.
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Local Note Credo Reference.
Credo Reference General Reference
Subject Buddhism -- Philosophy.
Buddhism -- Study and teaching.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Lopez, Donald S., 1952-
Credo Reference (Firm)
Other Form: Print version: 0226493156 9780226493152 0226493148 9780226493145 (DLC) 2004021020 353 p.
ISBN 9781849723510 (online)
9780226493152 (pbk)
0226493156 (pbk : alk. paper)
9780226493145 (print)
0226493148 (alk. paper)
0226493237 (ebook)
9780226493237 (ebook)