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Religious Self-Constitution: A Relational Perspective

Michal Pagis

in Religion on the Edge: De-centering and Re-centering the Sociology of Religion

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199938629
eISBN:
9780199980758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199938629.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter promotes an understanding of religious self-constitution as a relational and embodied process. The aim is to de-center the emphasis on belief in the commonly used category of the ... More


Monk and Boy: Becoming a Novice in Contemporary Sipsongpannā

Thomas Borchert

in Little Buddhas: Children and Childhoods in Buddhist Texts and Traditions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199860265
eISBN:
9780199979929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199860265.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Among the Dai-lue, a Theravāda Buddhist minority of Southwest China, it used to be that all young men were ordained as novices as a process of learning how to be a good member of society. In the ... More


Ordination (Pabbajj ā) as Going Forth?: Social Bonds and the Making of a Buddhist Monastic

Jeffrey Samuels

in Little Buddhas: Children and Childhoods in Buddhist Texts and Traditions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199860265
eISBN:
9780199979929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199860265.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter examines the processes by which boys living in Sri Lanka become Buddhist novices (sāmaera). Providing a detailed description of a pabbajjā ordination ritual as well as examining the ... More


Introduction

Pamela D. Winfield

in Icons and Iconoclasm in Japanese Buddhism: Kukai and Dogen on the Art of Enlightenment

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199753581
eISBN:
9780199332519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199753581.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter introduces readers to the problem of the visual, not only in the contemporary period but also in the premodern era when Buddhism flourished throughout the pan-Asian sphere. It provides a ... More


Introduction: Buddha Images of the Tai

Angela S. Chiu

in The Buddha in Lanna: Art, Lineage, Power, and Place in Northern Thailand

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780824858742
eISBN:
9780824873684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824858742.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Statues of the Buddha proliferate in Thailand. Every town and province honors its own special Buddha image. The Emerald Buddha, housed on the grounds of the royal Grand Palace, is the country’s ... More


Buddhist Museums and Curio Cabinets: Shi Fa Zhao and Ecumenism without an Agenda

Justin Thomas McDaniel

in Architects of Buddhist Leisure: Socially Disengaged Buddhism in Asia's Museums, Monuments, and Amusement Parks

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780824865986
eISBN:
9780824873738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824865986.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter looks at the rise of Buddhist museums in contemporary Asia. Curators at private and sometimes explicitly sectarian Buddhist museums have attempted to appeal to a wider audience and have ... More


“The Spirits Were Always Watching”: Buddhism, Secular Law, and Social Change in Thailand

David M. Engel

in After Secular Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804775366
eISBN:
9780804780704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804775366.003.0013
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter traces the declining use of Thai courts in injury cases beginning with the suppression of customary law and religious practices through legal codification in the early twentieth century. ... More


The Care of the Past: The Place of Pastness in Transgenerational Projects

Charles Hallisey

in On Religion and Memory

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780823251629
eISBN:
9780823252961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251629.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Using an example of a transgenerational project from Theravada Buddhism, the Buddha's Sasana, this chapter traces one aspect of the place of time in religions, namely “onwardness.” The idea of ... More


The Beginning of Buddhism

Asanga Tilakaratne

in Theravada Buddhism: The View of the Elders

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835965
eISBN:
9780824871598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835965.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter discusses the historical origins of Buddhism in India and locates the Buddhist “soteriology” in its proper social and religious context. In India, Buddhism disappeared as a major ... More


The Triple Gem

Asanga Tilakaratne

in Theravada Buddhism: The View of the Elders

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835965
eISBN:
9780824871598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835965.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter examines what it means to be a follower of the Buddha. To be a Theravada Buddhist is to take refuge in the Triple Gem of the Buddha, the Dhamma, and the Sangha— the teacher, his ... More


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