Religious Giving and the Invention of Karma in Theravada Buddhism

Religious Giving and the Invention of Karma in Theravada Buddhism
$3.95 Shipping
  • Condition: New
  • Provider: Ergodebooks Contact
  • Provider Rating:
  • Ships From: Multiple Locations
  • Shipping: Standard
  • Comments: Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy. Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service.

   30-day money back guarantee
$3.95 Shipping
List Price
56% Off
You Save

  • Condition: Very Good
  • Provider: BooksFromCalifornia Contact
  • Provider Rating:
  • Ships From: Simi Valley, CA
  • Shipping: Standard, Expedited

   30-day money back guarantee

Ask the provider about this item.

Most renters respond to questions in 48 hours or less.
The response will be emailed to you.
  • ISBN-13: 9780700715060
  • ISBN: 0700715061
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group


Egge, James


Although the doctrine of karma is one of the best known aspects of Buddhist thought, Buddhist texts present other, less systematic, ways of speaking about the effects of good and bad actions. This book draws attention to one of these neglected discourses by showing that the interpretation of religious giving as acts of sacrifice directed toward the Buddha or Buddhist monastics has been an important theme in Theravda Buddhism. Sacrifice and karma differ significantly: whereas karma can be analysed as an inward, psychological process in which one's volition purifies or defiles one's mind, discussions of giving as sacrifice stress that the qualities of the recipient as well as the intentions of the donor affect the merit produced by a gift. Sacrificial and karmic discourses also present very different understandings of the dedication of the effects of a gift (i.e. a merit transfer).Egge, James is the author of 'Religious Giving and the Invention of Karma in Theravada Buddhism' with ISBN 9780700715060 and ISBN 0700715061.

[read more]

Questions about purchases?

You can find lots of answers to common customer questions in our FAQs

View a detailed breakdown of our shipping prices

Learn about our return policy

Still need help? Feel free to contact us

View college textbooks by subject
and top textbooks for college

The ValoreBooks Guarantee

The ValoreBooks Guarantee

With our dedicated customer support team, 30-day no-questions-asked return policy, and our price match guarantee, you can rest easy knowing that we're doing everything we can to save you time, money, and stress.