Buddhist Modernities
  • Release Date : 17 February 2017
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Genre : Religion
  • Pages : 302 pages
  • ISBN 13 : 9781134884759
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Download or read book entitled Buddhist Modernities by author: Hanna Havnevik which was release on 17 February 2017 and published by Taylor & Francis with total page 302 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. The transformations Buddhism has been undergoing in the modern age have inspired much research over the last decade. The main focus of attention has been the phenomenon known as Buddhist modernism, which is defined as a conscious attempt to adjust Buddhist teachings and practices in conformity with the modern norms of rationality, science, or gender equality. This book advances research on Buddhist modernism by attempting to clarify the highly diverse ways in which Buddhist faith, thought, and practice have developed in the modern age, both in Buddhist heartlands in Asia and in the West. It presents a collection of case studies that, taken together, demonstrate how Buddhist traditions interact with modern phenomena such as colonialism and militarism, the market economy, global interconnectedness, the institutionalization of gender equality, and recent historical events such as de-industrialization and the socio-cultural crisis in post-Soviet Buddhist areas. This volume shows how the (re)invention of traditions constitutes an important pathway in the development of Buddhist modernities and emphasizes the pluralistic diversity of these forms in different settings.

Buddhist Modernities

Buddhist Modernities

Author : Hanna Havnevik,Ute Hüsken,Mark Teeuwen,Vladimir Tikhonov,Koen Wellens
Publisher : Taylor & Francis
Genre : Religion
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