The Buddhist Revival in Sri Lanka

Religious Tradition, Reinterpretation and Response

Author: George D. Bond

Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publ.

ISBN: 9788120810471

Category: Buddhism

Page: 322

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In 1956, Theravada Buddhists in Sri Lanka and throughout Southeast Asia celebrated the 2500th anniversary of the Buddha`s entry into Nirvana and of the establishment of the Buddhist tradition. This book examines this revival of Theravada Buddhism among the laity of Sri Lanka, analysing its origins and its growth up to the present-day. Within the spectrum of reinterpretations that have comprised the revival, the book focuses on four important types or patterns of reinterpretation and response. It examines the rational reformism of the early Protestant Buddhists led by Anagarika Dharmapala and the conservative neotraditionalism of the Jayanti period.Particular attention is given to two of the most recent and dynamic reforms, the insight meditation movement, breaking with tradition, has opened the path of meditation to lay people, enabling them to seek Nirvana without renouncing the world. The sarvodaya Shramadana movement has addressed the social context, reinterpreting the Buddhist heritage to derive authentic forms of Buddhist social development. Comprising this series of interpretations and options for lay Buddhists, the Buddhist revival represents a new gradual path to Nirvana.
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The Ethnic Revival

Author: Anthony D. Smith

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9780521232678

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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Explores the ethnic separatisms and 'neo-nationalisms' that threatened to undermine the fragile stability of the world order in the early 1980s.
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Revival

Author: Macon Landers

Publisher: Tate Publishing

ISBN: 1606963058

Category: Religion

Page: 140

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God is the cause of all causes. Volumes have been written on the reasons America has prospered and conquered, due to our guns, our germs, and our steel. Why? Why our guns, our germs, our American steel? This book replies to those who deprecate God in American's innermost being. This book will preach the cause of all causes, and how He brought America to greatness. Pierce the darkness. Like the embattled 101st Airborne Division at Bastogne in World War II, American Christianity is encircled and surrounded and embattled now. Like the intrepid 4th Armored Division, battling to the 101st's rescue, this book now beats an inexorable dread-wrought path to Christianity's rescue, with reminders beyond chance of why America is what it is. Exalt Him. Revive us.
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The Azusa Street Mission and Revival

Author: Cecil M. Robeck

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1418568198

Category: History

Page: 354

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Nearly twenty-five percent of the world's Christians count themselves among the Charismatic and Pentecostal family of Christian Movements, yet few know how Pentecostalism began. The Azusa Street Mission and Revival tells the story of the small racially-inclusive group that gathered in Los Angeles in 1906 and changed the world of Christianity. With little more than a printing press, a trolley stop and a powerful message, the revival that began at Apostolic Faith Mission on Azusa Street, rapidly crossed more than race lines-into Mexico, Western Europe, Scandinavia and West Africa-and began to change the landscape of Christianity. The complete story of the Mission has finally been recorded, with photographs, articles and testimonies.
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Pioneers of Islamic Revival

Author: Ali Rahnema

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9781856492546

Category: Political Science

Page: 279

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Pioneers of Islamic Revival examines the political environments, lives and works of those diverse nineteenth- and twentieth-century Muslim thinkers who believed that Islam was capable of providing practical solutions to the problems of the modern world.
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The Rise and Fall of the Ethnic Revival

Perspectives on Language and Ethnicity

Author: Joshua A. Fishman,Michael H. Gertner,Esther G. Lowy,William G. Milán

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 311086388X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 547

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CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE SOCIOLOGY OF LANGUAGE brings to students, researchers and practitioners in all of the social and language-related sciences carefully selected book-length publications dealing with sociolinguistic theory, methods, findings and applications. It approaches the study of language in society in its broadest sense, as a truly international and interdisciplinary field in which various approaches, theoretical and empirical, supplement and complement each other. The series invites the attention of linguists, language teachers of all interests, sociologists, political scientists, anthropologists, historians etc. to the development of the sociology of language.
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The Egyptian Revival

Its Sources, Monuments, and Meaning, 1808-1858

Author: Richard G. Carrott

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520033245

Category: Architecture

Page: 221

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The Revival of Classical Tongue

Eliezer Ben Yehuda and the Modern Hebrew Language

Author: Jack Fellman

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110879107

Category: Social Science

Page: 151

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CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE SOCIOLOGY OF LANGUAGE brings to students, researchers and practitioners in all of the social and language-related sciences carefully selected book-length publications dealing with sociolinguistic theory, methods, findings and applications. It approaches the study of language in society in its broadest sense, as a truly international and interdisciplinary field in which various approaches, theoretical and empirical, supplement and complement each other. The series invites the attention of linguists, language teachers of all interests, sociologists, political scientists, anthropologists, historians etc. to the development of the sociology of language.
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