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By Steven Heine,Charles S. Prebish

The historical past of Buddhism has been characterised by means of an ongoing stress among makes an attempt to maintain conventional beliefs and modes of perform and the necessity to adapt to altering cultural stipulations. Many advancements in Buddhist heritage, comparable to the infusion of esoteric rituals, the increase of devotionalism and lay hobbies, and the assimilation of warrior practices, replicate the effect of common social adjustments on conventional non secular constructions. even as, Buddhism has been capable of retain its doctrinal purity to a striking measure. This quantity explores how conventional Buddhist groups have spoke back to the demanding situations of modernity, equivalent to technological know-how and know-how, colonialism, and globalization. Editors Steven Heine and Charles S. Prebish have commissioned ten essays by way of top students, each one interpreting a specific conventional Buddhist university in its cultural context. The essays think of how the come across with modernity has impacted the disciplinary, textual, ritual, devotional, useful, and socio-political traditions of Buddhist concept all through Asia. Taken jointly, those essays display the range and power of latest Buddhism and provide a wide-ranging examine the way in which Buddhism interacts with the fashionable world.

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