Buddhism and Society

This book is not an example of that genre. It is an attempt to interpret Buddhism in the light of some current theories about religion.

Author: Melford E. Spiro

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520046726

Category: Religion

Page: 510

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The current Western interest in Buddhism and other Eastern religions is--among other reasons--both the result of and the stimulation for an entire library of books purporting to bring the Wisdom of the East to an audience for whom the wisdom of the West has failed. This book is not an example of that genre. It is an attempt to interpret Buddhism in the light of some current theories about religion. As a work of scholarship, rather than a homiletic tract or an apologetic treatise, its aim is to understand Buddhism as one historical variant of the generic human attempt to find meaning and hope in a sacred order that transcends the mundane order of existence; its aime is not to encourage or discourage either a devotional or a soteriological interest in Buddhism.

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