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Series Editor’s Preface Often when scholars expand their research beyond Buddhism and include Buddhists , the results challenge the usual definitions of that religion based on its teachings and practices. In this wide-ranging study of Vietnamese Buddhists, Alexander Soucy presents such a challenge by showing the vital connections between religion and superstition, orthodoxy and heterodoxy, temple and community , Buddhist and non-Buddhist beliefs, spirituality and fun. As if this were not comprehensive enough, he takes readers beyond these binary relationships and offers a hard and fascinating look at the added complicities of age, gender, and politics. The result is a landscaped portrait of Buddhists in contemporary Vietnam and how they live their faith. George J. Tanabe, Jr. Series Editor ...

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ISBN
9780824865856
Print ISBN
9780824835989
MARC Record
OCLC
821725614
Launched on MUSE
2012-08-22
Language
English
Open Access
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