Religious Giving and the Invention of Karma in Theravada Buddhism

By James Egge

© 2002 – Routledge

208 pages

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About the Book

Demonstrates that Buddhists appropriated the practice, vocabulary, and ideology of sacrifice from Vedic religion, and discusses the relationship of this sacrificial discourse to ideas of karma in the Pali canon and in early Buddhism.

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Routledge Studies in Asian Religion

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOC008000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General