Work of Kings

ISBN-10: 0226748669
ISBN-13: 9780226748665
Edition: 1999
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Description: This text is a new look at the turbulent modern history and sociology of the Sri Lankan Buddhist Monkhood and its effects upon contemporary society. The author unravels the workings of this new Buddhism and the ideology on which it is based.

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Book details

List price: $37.00
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 4/1/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

This text is a new look at the turbulent modern history and sociology of the Sri Lankan Buddhist Monkhood and its effects upon contemporary society. The author unravels the workings of this new Buddhism and the ideology on which it is based.

Preface
Note on Usage
Buddhism, Civil Society, and the Present Study
Dharmapala and the Definition of the Monk's Mission
The Economic Stage: Vidyodaya and Rural Development
Vidyalankara: The Descent into Ideology
Social Service: The Anatomy of a Vocation
The Critique of the Monkhood
Conclusion: From Regeneration to Degeneration
Index

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