Transforming Buddhism

ab 24,90 

Paul van der Velde, André van der Braak, Tristan Letzer (Eds.)

ISBN 978-3-643-90118-7
Band-Nr. 1
Jahr 2021
Seiten 230
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Nijmegen Buddhist and Asian Studies

Artikelnummer: 978-3-643-90118-7 Kategorien: , ,


The world of Buddhism has always been a dynamic one. There are endless developments
and interactions as the dharma spread throughout Asia. In more recent times Buddhism
has even made a more global appeal, dharma centers are everywhere nowadays.
Transforming Buddhism presents a number of casestudies of a group of scholars
who each of them focus on the ways how Buddhism transforms and is transformed, both in
the past and in modernity. The book presents results of research performed in Asia for
instance on women in the Buddhist monastic tradition of Thailand, foreigners living in
the harsh conditions of specific Thai Theravāda monasteries, and childmonks in Tibet.
Other subjects are developments within Japanese Zen Buddhism in interaction with modern
western philosophy and the Japanese Buddhism incited by Kōbō Daishi (774-835). Next there
is the inspiration for modernity that can be found in the works of the Korean monk
Chinul (1158-1210), and themes in Buddhist life-histories, legendary, historical and
personal. As such Transforming Buddhism gives a broad view on a number of
transformations of the Buddhist dharma from various perspectives.

Paul van der Velde is Professor of Asian Religions, Sanskrit and Hindi at the
Radboud University Nijmegen (RUN).

André van der Braak is Professor of Comparative Philosophy of Religion at the faculty
of Religion and Theology of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU).

Tristan Letzer is currently a research master student of Theology and Religious Studies
at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU), specializing in Buddhism.