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The Gods Drink Whiskey: Stumbling Toward Enlightenment In The Land Of The Tattered Buddha, Stephen Asma Apr 2006

The Gods Drink Whiskey: Stumbling Toward Enlightenment In The Land Of The Tattered Buddha, Stephen Asma

Stephen T Asma

Asma, a professor of Buddhism at Columbia College in Chicago and the author of Stuffed Animals and Pickled Heads (2001), recounts his intense and revelatory Cambodian adventures while teaching at Phnom Penh's Buddhist Institute. In an electrifying and frank mix of hair-raising anecdotes and expert analysis, he explicates the vast difference between text-based Buddhist teachings and daily life in a poor and politically volatile Buddhist society. Amid tales of massage parlors, marijuana-spiced pizza, and bloodshed, he cogently explains how Theravada Buddhism, the form practiced throughout Southeast Asia, differs from the Buddhism Westerners are familiar with, and how entwined it ...


Against Transcendentalism: The Meaning Of Life And Buddhism, Stephen Asma Mar 2006

Against Transcendentalism: The Meaning Of Life And Buddhism, Stephen Asma

Stephen T Asma

From the 1970s cult TV show, Monty Python’s Flying Circus, to the current hit musical Spamalot, the Monty Python comedy troupe has been at the center of popular culture and entertainment. The Pythons John Cleese, Graham Chapman, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin, and Terry Gilliam are increasingly recognized and honored for their creativity and enduring influence in the worlds of comedy and film. Monty Python and Philosophy extends that recognition into the world of philosophy. Fifteen experts in topics like mythology, Buddhism, feminism, logic, ethics, and the philosophy of science bring their expertise to bear on Python movies ...


Louis Schram And The Study Of Social And Political History, Paul Nietupski Dec 2005

Louis Schram And The Study Of Social And Political History, Paul Nietupski

Paul K Nietupski

No abstract provided.


"Daughter/Wife/Mother Or Sage/Immortal/Bodhisattva? Women In The Teaching Of Chinese Religions", Joseph Adler Dec 2005

"Daughter/Wife/Mother Or Sage/Immortal/Bodhisattva? Women In The Teaching Of Chinese Religions", Joseph Adler

Joseph Adler

No abstract provided.


End-Times In The East: Eschatology In Hinduism And Jainism, Lorin Geitner Dec 2005

End-Times In The East: Eschatology In Hinduism And Jainism, Lorin Geitner

Lorin C. Geitner

A comparative examination of the idea of end-times is Hinduism and Jainism.


Vladimir Soloviev (1853-1900): Selected And Edited By Paul Valliere, Paul Valliere Dec 2005

Vladimir Soloviev (1853-1900): Selected And Edited By Paul Valliere, Paul Valliere

Paul Valliere

Vladimir Soloviev was the first modern Orthodox thinker to give systematic attention to the problem ofreligion and Iaw. Philosophy of law in Russia predated Soloviev, but its pioneers did not deal directly with religion.


早期儒家的仪式和牺牲:与精神世界的联系 (Ritual And Sacrifice In Early Confucianism: Contacts With The Spirit World), Deborah A. Sommer (司馬黛蘭) Dec 2005

早期儒家的仪式和牺牲:与精神世界的联系 (Ritual And Sacrifice In Early Confucianism: Contacts With The Spirit World), Deborah A. Sommer (司馬黛蘭)

Deborah A. Sommer

No abstract provided.


Learning To See The Satsana As A Religion: Latthi Kho’Ng Phu’An (Beliefs Of Friends) By Sathiankoset And Nakhaprathip, Sarah D. Calhoun Dec 2005

Learning To See The Satsana As A Religion: Latthi Kho’Ng Phu’An (Beliefs Of Friends) By Sathiankoset And Nakhaprathip, Sarah D. Calhoun

Sarah D Calhoun

Beginning in the nineteenth century and continuing on through the early twentieth century, Thai intellectuals became alert both to the category of religion in general, and to the specific religions that were crystallizing in the colonizing and colonized worlds. Their appropriation of these categories transformed the traditional notion of the satsana, the unique heritage of the Buddha, into Buddhism, merely one of numerous satsanas (religions). Certain contours of this large-scale change in the categories of religious self-understanding emerge when we consider the choices of two Thai authors, Sathiankoset and Nakhaprathip, in their book, Beliefs of Friends (Latthi Kho’ng Phu ...