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Buddhism Transformed : Religious Change in Sri Lanka - Richard F. Gombrich

Buddhism Transformed

Religious Change in Sri Lanka

Paperback Published: 30th October 1990
ISBN: 9780691019017
Number Of Pages: 504

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In this study a social and cultural anthropologist and a specialist in the study of religion pool their talents to examine recent changes in popular religion in Sri Lanka. As the Sinhalas themselves perceive it, Buddhism proper has always shared the religious arena with a spirit religion. While Buddhism concerns salvation, the spirit religion focuses on worldly welfare. Buddhism Transformed describes and analyzes the changes that have profoundly altered the character of Sinhala religion in both areas.

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"A collection of brilliant ethnographic studies of religious innovation and change among Sinhala Buddhists."--Martin Southwold, The [London] Times Literary Supplement

ISBN: 9780691019017
ISBN-10: 0691019010
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 504
Published: 30th October 1990
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.47 x 15.55  x 3.1
Weight (kg): 0.71