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World Renunciation in a Nineteenth-Century World

Steven Kemper

in Rescued from the Nation: Anagarika Dharmapala and the Buddhist World

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226199078
eISBN:
9780226199108
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226199108.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The Introduction begins with Dharmapala’s role today in Sri Lankan public life, moving on to academic treatments of his life project, which emphasize his reforming Buddhism and reinventing Sinhala ... More


Rescued from the Nation: Anagarika Dharmapala and the Buddhist World

Steven Kemper

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226199078
eISBN:
9780226199108
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226199108.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book locates Anagarika Dharmapala in the context of a historical moment where nationalisms pulled people in one direction and universalisms in another. Most accounts of his life emphasize the ... More


Writing for Bare Life

Michael Jackson

in The Other Shore: Essays on Writers and Writing

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780520275249
eISBN:
9780520954823
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520275249.003.0012
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

In many religious traditions—shamanic, Buddhist, and Christian-celibacy is a precondition for priesthood, just as in the arena of modern sports, sexual abstinence before a game is thought to preserve ... More


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