Religious motivation and the origins of Buddhism : a social-psychological exploration of the origins of a world religion / Torkel Brekke
- Brekke, Torkel
- London ; New York : RoutledgeCurzon, 2002.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource (ix, 150 pages).
- RoutledgeCurzon critical studies in Buddhism
- chapter INTRODUCTION -- chapter 1 THE HISTORICAL VALUE OF THE KHANDHAKA OF THE KHANDHAKA OF THE VINAYA PITAKA -- chapter 2 Religious motivation and the relationship between the early Sam =gha and the laity -- chapter 3 RELIGIOUS MOTIVATION AND THE THEME OF CONVERSION IN BUDDHISM -- chapter 4 SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY AND THE RELIGIOUS MOTIVATION OF THE EARLY BUDDHISTS -- chapter 5 RELIGIOUS MOTIVATION AND THE ROLE OF FEAR -- chapter 6 RELIGIOUS MOTIVATION AND THE MERIT OF GIVING.
- "Why did North Indian people from the fifth century BC choose to leave the world and join the sect of the Buddha? Were there common themes in the religious motivation of these early Buddhists? Is it possible to illuminate motivational themes using social psychology?" "This is the first book to apply the insights of social psychology in order to understand the religious motivation of the people who constituted the early Buddhist community. It also addresses the more general and theoretically controversial question of how world religions came into being, by focusing on the conversion process of the individual believer." --Book Jacket.
- 9780203994832 (e-book : PDF), 9781135788452 (e-book: Mobi), 9781135788490 (e-book: ePub), 9781135788506 (e-book: PDF), 9780700716838 (hardback), and 9780700716845 (paperback)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 137-146) and index.
- Other Forms:
- Also available in print format.
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