By Hanna Havnevik,Ute Hüsken,Mark Teeuwen,Vladimir Tikhonov,Koen Wellens
The changes Buddhism has been present process within the glossy age have encouraged a lot study over the past decade. the focus of cognizance has been the phenomenon referred to as Buddhist modernism, that's outlined as a wakeful try to modify Buddhist teachings and practices in conformity with the fashionable norms of rationality, technology, or gender equality. This e-book advances examine on Buddhist modernism by way of trying to make clear the hugely various ways that Buddhist religion, inspiration, and perform have built within the glossy age, either in Buddhist heartlands in Asia and within the West. It provides a suite of case reports that, taken jointly, show how Buddhist traditions have interaction with sleek phenomena equivalent to colonialism and militarism, the industry financial system, international interconnectedness, the institutionalization of gender equality, and up to date ancient occasions resembling de-industrialization and the socio-cultural predicament in post-Soviet Buddhist components. This quantity indicates how the (re)invention of traditions constitutes a massive pathway within the improvement of Buddhist modernities and emphasizes the pluralistic range of those kinds in several settings.
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Buddhist Modernities: Re-inventing Tradition in the Globalizing Modern World (Routledge Studies in Religion) by Hanna Havnevik,Ute Hüsken,Mark Teeuwen,Vladimir Tikhonov,Koen Wellens