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Buddhism Transformed, Gombrich, Richard; Obeyesekere, Gananath
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Author Name:    Gombrich, Richard; Obeyesekere, Gananath

Title:   Buddhism Transformed

Binding:   PAPERBACK

Book Condition:   New

Publisher:    Princeton University Press 

ISBN Number:   0691019010 / 9780691019017

Seller ID:   ING9780691019017

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In this study a social and cultural anthropologist and a specialist in the study of religion pool their talents to examine recent changes in popular religion in Sri Lanka. As the Sinhalas themselves perceive it, Buddhism proper has always shared the religious arena with a spirit religion. While Buddhism concerns salvation, the spirit religion focuses on worldly welfare. Buddhism Transformed describes and analyzes the changes that have profoundly altered the character of Sinhala religion in both areas.



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