Author:Richard F. Gombrich

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Theravada Buddhism: A Social History from Ancient Benares to Modern Colombo

By: Richard F. Gombrich

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York ,USA, Routledge: 2002

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 025806

ISBN: 0415075858

Condition: Very Good


Printed Pages: 247. Slightly rubbed cover. View more info

How Buddhism Began: the Conditioned Genesis of the Early Teachings

By: Richard F. Gombrich

Price: $30.90

Publisher: New Delhi, Routledge/Dev Publishers & Distributors:

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 1202257

ISBN: 1138328936

Condition: New


About the Book Written by one of the world's top scholars in the field of Pali Buddhism, this new and updated edition of How Buddhism Began, discusses various important doctrines and themes in early Buddhism. It takes 'early Buddhism' to be that reflected in the Pali canon, and to some extent assumes that these doctrines reflect the teachings of the Buddha himself. Two themes predominate. Firstly, the author argues that we cannot understand the Buddha unless we understand that he was debating with other religious teachers, notably Brahmins. The other main theme concerns metaphor, allegory and ... View more info

Buddhist Precept and Practice: Traditional Buddhism in the Rural Highlands of Ceylon

By: Richard F. Gombrich

Price: $14.60

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd.: 2008

Seller ID: 102349

ISBN: 8120807804

Condition: New


When this book was first published in 1971, under the title Buddhist Precept and Practice, The Times Literary Supplement Wrote: “This is an epoch-making piece of research which must mark a change in direction and appreciation if it is taken seriously and studied in details. Dr. Gombrich is concerned with religious change in belief and practice, not only in modern times but over the two and a half millennia during which Buddhism has flourished. He concludes that Sinhalese Buddhism has been remarkably conservative and rejects the assumption that it degenerated from an original high standard, b... View more info

Buddhism Transformed: Religious Change in Sri Lanka

By: Richard F. Gombrich & Gananath Obeyesekere

Price: $65.50

Publisher: New Delhi, Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt Ltd: 1990

Edition: First Reprint

Seller ID: 900457

ISBN: 8120807022


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 of religion focuses on worldly welfare. Buddhism Transformed describes and analyzes the changes that have profoundly altered the character of Sinhala religion in both areas. This is the first book to record systematically the cultural impact of the deterioration... View more info