Theravada Buddhism: A Social History from Ancient Benares to Modern Colombo by Richard F. GombrichTheravada Buddhism: A Social History from Ancient Benares to Modern Colombo by Richard F. Gombrich

Theravada Buddhism: A Social History from Ancient Benares to Modern Colombo

byRichard F. GombrichEditorRichard F. Gombrich

Paperback | July 24, 2006

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Written by the leading authority on Theravada Buddhism, this up-dated edition takes into account recent research to include the controversies over the date of the Buddha and current social and political developments in Sri Lanka. Gombrich explores the legacy of the Buddha's predecessors and the social and religious contexts against which Buddhism has developed and changed throughout history, demonstrating above all, how it has always influenced and been influenced by its social surroundings in a way which continues to this day.

Richard F. Gombrich is Academic Director of the Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies, and one of the most renowned Buddhist scholars in the world. From 1976 to 2004 he was Boden Professor of Sanskrit, University of Oxford. He has been President of the Pali Text Society and was awarded the Sri Lanka Ranjana decoration by the President of ...
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Title:Theravada Buddhism: A Social History from Ancient Benares to Modern ColomboFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.6 inPublished:July 24, 2006Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0415365090

ISBN - 13:9780415365093

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction  2. Gotama Buddha's Problem Situation  3. The Buddha's Dhamma  4. The Sangha's Discipline  5. The Accomodation between Buddhism and Society in Ancient India  6. The Buddhist Tradition in Sri Lanka  7. Protestant Buddhism  8. Current Trends, New Problems  References  Index