Graduate studies at Western
|Abstract||To renowned Buddhologist Heinz Bechert, Buddhist modernism was a manifestation of religious revivalism applied to the context of post-colonial society, bearing the following features which are relevant for the current discussion, amongst others: (1) an emphasis on Buddhism as a philosophy, rather than a creed or a religion; (2) an emphasis on ‘activism’ and setting great store by social work; (3) the claim by modernists that Buddhism has always included a social component described as a philosophy of equality…and that a Buddhist society must be democratic; (4) the emergence of Buddhist nationalism; (5) a strong tendency towards the reassertion of women’s rights in contemporary Buddhism and attempts and actions taken to restore the order of nuns; (6) the emergence of a new type of Buddhist syncretism, viz., the combination of various Buddhist traditions (comp. 213-214, Bechert’s Obituary, 2011)|
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
No categories specified
(categorize this paper)
|Through your library||Only published papers are available at libraries|
Similar books and articles
Padmasiri De Silva (1998). Environmental Philosophy and Ethics in Buddhism. St. Martin's Press.
R. Panth (ed.) (2001). Nālandā-- Buddhism and the World: Golden Jubilee Volume. Nava Nalanda Mahavihara.
Vincent Eltschinger (2012). Caste and Buddhist Philosophy: Continuity of Some Buddhist Arguments Against the Realist Interpretation of Social Denominations. Motilal Banarsidass Publishers.
S. R. Bhatt (ed.) (2003). Buddhist Thought and Culture in India and Korea. Indian Council of Philosophical Research.
R. Panth (ed.) (2002). Nalanda and Buddhism. Nava Nalanda Mahavihara.
Charles Goodman (2009). Consequences of Compassion: An Interpretation and Defense of Buddhist Ethics. Oxford University Press.
Adrian Konik (2009). Buddhism and Transgression: The Appropriation of Buddhism in the Contemporary West. Brill.
Mark T. Unno (1999). Questions in the Making: A Review Essay on Zen Buddhist Ethics in the Context of Buddhist and Comparative Ethics. [REVIEW] Journal of Religious Ethics 27 (3):507 - 536.
Sallie B. King (2005). Being Benevolence: The Social Ethics of Engaged Buddhism. University of Hawaiì Press.
Peter Harvey & Mark Siderits (2004). An Introduction to Buddhist Ethics: Foundations, Values and Issues. Journal of Chinese Philosophy 31 (3):405–409.
E. Steinilber-Oberlin (1938). The Buddhist Sects of Japan, Their History, Philosophical Doctrines and Sanctuaries. London, G. Allen & Unwin, Ltd..
Bronwyn Finnigan (2011). How Can a Buddha Come to Act?: The Possibility of a Buddhist Account of Ethical Agency. Philosophy East and West 61 (1):134-160.
Added to index2012-04-07
Total downloads5 ( #170,343 of 739,180 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #61,778 of 739,180 )
How can I increase my downloads?