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Buddha In Sri Lanka

Author : Swarna Wickremeratne
ISBN : 9780791481141
Genre : Religion
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Combining memoir, history, and present-day narrative, this book describes how Buddhism is lived in Sri Lanka.

Popularizing Buddhism

Author : Mahinda Deegalle
ISBN : 9780791481028
Genre : Religion
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Explores the ritual practice of Buddhist preaching.

Buddhism

Author : David Burton
ISBN : 9781351838603
Genre : Religion
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Buddhism, in its diverse forms and throughout its long history, has had a profound influence on Asian cultures and the lives of countless individuals. In recent times, it has also attracted great interest among people in other parts of the world, including philosophers. Buddhist traditions often deal with ideas and concerns that are central to philosophy. A distinctively Buddhist philosophy of religion can be developed which focuses on Buddhist responses to issues such as the problem of suffering, the purpose and potential of human existence, life after death, freedom and moral responsibility, appearance and reality, the nature of religious language, attitudes to religious diversity and the relationship between Buddhism and science. Buddhism: A Contemporary Philosophical Investigation examines some of the central questions that such ideas raise, drawing on ancient and more recent sources from a variety of Buddhist traditions, as viewed from a contemporary philosophical standpoint.

Many Peoples Many Faiths

Author : Robert Ellwood
ISBN : 9781315507552
Genre : Religion
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For more than three decades this introduction to the world's religions, Many Peoples, Many Faiths has combined factual information with empathic writing that seeks to convey the flavor of our planet's diverse religions and cultures. This classic work helps students gain a sense of each religion's unique characteristics while tackling some of today's most critical religious issues. It is written in an engaging style and has been fully updated--with fresh insights and information on each of the world’s major religions, along with new religious movements.

The Genesis Of An Orientalist

Author : Ananda Wickremeratne
ISBN : UOM:39015022403706
Genre : History
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In Search Of The Buddha

Author : Swarna Wickremeratne
ISBN : 9781493114368
Genre : Religion
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In Search of the Buddha presents an experiential, insightful and personal narrative of the author in journey through the most sacred Buddhist pilgrimage sites such as Bodh Gaya, Lumbini and Kusinara associated with the life of the historical Buddha Siddhartha Gautama. The narration is rich with further explanations on the preaching career and mission and relating them to life in contemporary India. It is accessible for the average reader and rich with the author’s intimate interactions with local Indian people, their customs and lifestyles, and her conversations with fellow pilgrims. This is an easy-to-read and user-friendly guidebook for pilgrimage in India.

Imagining Karma

Author : Gananath Obeyesekere
ISBN : 0520936302
Genre : Religion
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With Imagining Karma, Gananath Obeyesekere embarks on the very first comparison of rebirth concepts across a wide range of cultures. Exploring in rich detail the beliefs of small-scale societies of West Africa, Melanesia, traditional Siberia, Canada, and the northwest coast of North America, Obeyesekere compares their ideas with those of the ancient and modern Indic civilizations and with the Greek rebirth theories of Pythagoras, Empedocles, Pindar, and Plato. His groundbreaking and authoritative discussion decenters the popular notion that India was the origin and locus of ideas of rebirth. As Obeyesekere compares responses to the most fundamental questions of human existence, he challenges readers to reexamine accepted ideas about death, cosmology, morality, and eschatology. Obeyesekere's comprehensive inquiry shows that diverse societies have come through independent invention or borrowing to believe in reincarnation as an integral part of their larger cosmological systems. The author brings together into a coherent methodological framework the thought of such diverse thinkers as Weber, Wittgenstein, and Nietzsche. In a contemporary intellectual context that celebrates difference and cultural relativism, this book makes a case for disciplined comparison, a humane view of human nature, and a theoretical understanding of "family resemblances" and differences across great cultural divides.

American Book Publishing Record

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ISBN : UOM:39015066180418
Genre : American literature
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Rendering Unto Caesar

Author : Bradman Weerakoon
ISBN : STANFORD:36105120962175
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Reminiscences of a Sri Lankan official, who worked with prime ministers and presidents of Sri Lanka.

Books In Print 2009 2010

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ISBN : 0835250210
Genre : Publishers' catalogs
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