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Buddhism After Patriarchy

Author : Rita M. Gross
ISBN : 0791414035
Genre : Religion
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This book surveys both the part women have played in Buddhism historically and what Buddhism might become in its post-patriarchal future. The author completes the Buddhist historical record by discussing women, usually absent from histories of Buddhism, and she provides the first feminist analysis of the major concepts found in Buddhist religion. Gross demonstrates that the core teachings of Buddhism promote gender equity rather than male dominance, despite the often sexist practices found in Buddhist institutions throughout history.
Category: Religion

After Patriarchy

Author : Paula M. Cooey
ISBN : UVA:X002034425
Genre : Patriarchy
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Category: Patriarchy

A Social Theory Of Corruption

Author : Sudhir Chella Rajan
ISBN : 9780674241275
Genre : History
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A social theory of grand corruption from antiquity to the twenty-first century. In contemporary policy discourse, the notion of corruption is highly constricted, understood just as the pursuit of private gain while fulfilling a public duty. Its paradigmatic manifestations are bribery and extortion, placing the onus on individuals, typically bureaucrats. Sudhir Chella Rajan argues that this understanding ignores the true depths of corruption, which is properly seen as a foundation of social structures. Not just bribes but also caste, gender relations, and the reproduction of class are forms of corruption. Using South Asia as a case study, Rajan argues that syndromes of corruption can be identified by paying attention to social orders and the elites they support. From the breakup of the Harappan civilization in the second millennium BCE to the anticolonial movement in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, elites and their descendants made off with substantial material and symbolic gains for hundreds of years before their schemes unraveled. Rajan makes clear that this grander form of corruption is not limited to India or the annals of global history. Societal corruption is endemic, as tax cheats and complicit bankers squirrel away public money in offshore accounts, corporate titans buy political influence, and the rich ensure that their children live lavishly no matter how little they contribute. These elites use their privileged access to power to fix the rules of the game—legal structures and social norms—benefiting themselves, even while most ordinary people remain faithful to the rubrics of everyday life.
Category: History

Beacons Of Dharma

Author : Christopher Patrick Miller
ISBN : 9781498564854
Genre : Religion
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Today’s globalized society faces some of humanity’s most unprecedented social and environmental challenges. Presenting new and insightful approaches to a range of these challenges, the timely volume before you draws upon individual cases of exemplary leadership from the world’s Dharma traditions—Hinduism, Sikhism, Jainism, and Buddhism. The volume's authors refer to such exemplary leaders as “beacons of Dharma,” highlighting the ways in which each figure, via their inspirational life work, provide us with illuminating perspectives as we continue to confront cases of grave injustice and needless suffering in the world. Taking on difficult contemporary issues such as climate change, racial and gender inequality, industrial agriculture and animal rights, fair access to healthcare and education, and other such pressing concerns, Beacons of Dharma offers a promising and much needed contribution to our global remedial discussions. Seeking to help solve and alleviate such social and environmental issues, each of the chapters in the volume invites contemplation, inspires action, and offers a freshly invigorating source of hope.
Category: Religion

Feminism And Religion

Author : Rita M. Gross
ISBN : UVA:X004093421
Genre : Social Science
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A professor of philosophy and religion surveys feminist studies of the history of Judaism and Christianity and discusses the changes feminism has wrought in the study of women's religious lives and in religious ritual and leadership.
Category: Social Science

The Oxford Handbook Of Wisdom And The Bible

Author : Will Kynes
ISBN : 9780190661267
Genre : Bibles
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This collection of leading scholars presents reflections on both wisdom as a general concept throughout history and cultures, as well as the contested nature of the category of Wisdom Literature. The first half of the collection explores wisdom more generally with essays on its relationship to skill, epistemology, virtue, theology, and order. Wisdom is examined in a number of different contexts, such as historically in the Hebrew Bible and its related cultures, in Egypt and Mesopotamia, as well as in Patristic and Rabbinic interpretation. Additionally, wisdom is examined in its continuing relevance in Islamic, Jewish, and Christian thought, as well as from feminist, environmental, and other contextual perspectives. The second half of the volume considers "Wisdom Literature" as a category. Scholars address its relation to the Solomonic Collection, its social setting, literary genres, chronological development, and theology. Wisdom Literature's relation to other biblical literature (law, history, prophecy, apocalyptic, and the broad question of "Wisdom influence") is then discussed before separate chapters on the texts commonly associated with the category. Contributors take a variety of approaches to the current debates surrounding the viability and value of Wisdom Literature as a category and its proper relationship to the concept of wisdom in the Hebrew Bible. Though the organization of the volume highlights the independence of wisdom as concept from "Wisdom Literature" as a category, seeking to counter the lack of attention given to this question in the traditional approach, the inclusion of both topics together in the same volume reflects their continued interconnection. As such, this handbook both represents the current state of Wisdom scholarship and sets the stage for future developments.
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A Garland Of Feminist Reflections

Author : Rita M. Gross
ISBN : 9780520255869
Genre : Religion
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Rita M. Gross has long been acknowledged as a founder in the field of feminist theology. The essays in this book represent the major aspects of her work and provide an overview of her methodology in women's studies in religion and feminism.
Category: Religion

Many Peoples Many Faiths

Author : Robert S. Ellwood
ISBN : 013034172X
Genre : Religion
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For more than three decades this introduction to the world's religions, Many Peoples, Many Faiths has combined factual information with empathic writing that seeks to convey the flavor of our planet's diverse religions and cultures. This classic work helps students gain a sense of each religion's unique characteristics while tackling some of today's most critical religious issues. It is written in an engaging style and has been fully updated--with fresh insights and information on each of the world's major religions, along with new religious movements.
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Christianity And Buddhism

Author : Whalen Lai
ISBN : UOM:39015053098391
Genre : Religion
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Examines the Buddhist-Christian encounter in six key regions including East Asia, India, Sri Lanka, Europe, North America, and China to indentify key areas of understanding and areas of needed dialogue. Original.
Category: Religion

Buddhism In The Sung

Author : Peter N. Gregory
ISBN : UVA:X030119787
Genre : History
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An exploration of Buddhism during the Sung Dynasty (960-1279). It asserts, that, far from signalling a decline, the Sung was a period of great efflorescence in Buddhism. The studies presented focus largely on elite figures, elite traditions, and interactions among Buddhists and literati.
Category: History

Meetings With Remarkable Women

Author : Lenore Friedman
ISBN : UVA:X004422934
Genre : Philosophy
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A celebration of Buddhist women in America focuses on the wisdom and accomplishments of Toni Packer, Maurine Stuart, Joko Beck, Karuna Dharma, and many other female Buddhist teachers. Original.
Category: Philosophy

Understanding Buddhism

Author : Perry Schmidt-Leukel
ISBN : UOM:39015066735484
Genre : Religion
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Today, Buddhism is often presented as a religion without dogmas and commandments, without God, and without any need to believe, tolerating all and everything, as no religion at all, but as a way of life most suitable to the needs of post-modern Westerners. But is this an accurate image? In this book, Buddhism is introduced as a genuine religion, gentle and powerful, being as demanding as it is consoling. Buddhism is certainly not a theistic faith, but neither is it a form of atheism or materialism. Rather it is a challenge to both: a rich source of metaphysical, ethical, and spiritual insight that has shaped and nourished countless generations of followers all over Asia and that is now taking firm roots in the West. As with all titles in the â??Understanding Faithsâ? series, Understanding Buddhism is directed at serious inquirers or students of comparative religion who are seeking a sympathetic, scholarly, and reliable introduction.
Category: Religion

Shambhala Sun

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ISBN : WISC:89082519893
Genre : Buddhism
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Category: Buddhism

Author : 대한불교조계종한마음선원. 2004 국제학술대회
ISBN : STANFORD:36105131950599
Genre : Buddhist nuns
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