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Religious Giving and the Invention of Karma in Theravada Buddhism

By James Egge

Routledge – 2002 – 208 pages

Series: Routledge Studies in Asian Religion

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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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Description: By James Egge. 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...
Categories: Asian Studies, Asian Religion, Chinese Studies, South Asian Studies, South East Asian Studies, Buddhism