Religious World of Kirti Sri: Buddhism, Art, and Politics of Late Medieval Sri Lanka John Clifford Holt

ISBN: 9781280528972

Published: February 16th 2012

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147 pages


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Religious World of Kirti Sri: Buddhism, Art, and Politics of Late Medieval Sri Lanka  by  John Clifford Holt

Religious World of Kirti Sri: Buddhism, Art, and Politics of Late Medieval Sri Lanka by John Clifford Holt
February 16th 2012 | ebook | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 147 pages | ISBN: 9781280528972 | 3.35 Mb

In this interdisciplinary inquiry, John Clifford Holt seeks to uncover how Buddhism was understood and expressed during the waning years of indigenous political power in Asias oldest continuing Buddhist culture. Holt focuses on King Kirti SriMoreIn this interdisciplinary inquiry, John Clifford Holt seeks to uncover how Buddhism was understood and expressed during the waning years of indigenous political power in Asias oldest continuing Buddhist culture. Holt focuses on King Kirti Sri Rajasinha and how, despite powerful and persistent Dutch colonial threats and a deeply suspicious Kandyan Buddhist Sinhalese aristocracy, he successfully revived Sinhalese Theravada Buddhism.

As Holt demonstrates, Kirti Sri succeeded in formulating his vision of an orthodox Buddhism in a number of ways: through the patronage of monastic sanha and re-establishing traditional lines of ordination, translating the Pali suttas into Sinhala, sponsoring public Buddhist religious rites, and refurbishing almost all Buddhist temples in the Kandyan culture region. The ultimate aim of Holts study is to describe and interpret Kirti Sris articulation of a normative Buddhist world, the essentials of which remain normative for many Buddhists in the Kandyan region of Sri Lanka today.- Scholars and students will find The Religious World of Kirti Sri is an indispensable resource for the understanding of orthodox Buddhism at this important historical juncture, as well as the present day.



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