Stephen C. Berkwitz
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Sinhala sandēśa poetry in a cosmopolitan context
Stephen C. Berkwitz
History
7 June 2017
16 Citations
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Buddhism in world cultures : comparative perspectives
Stephen C. Berkwitz
Sociology
2006
13 Citations
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History and Gratitude in Theravāda Buddhism
Stephen C. Berkwitz
Philosophy
1 September 2003
An inspection of several Buddhist histories (or vamsas) written in the Sinhala language in medieval Sri Lanka encourages us to reevaluate the use of emotions in religious contexts and why people… Expand
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Conceptions and Misconceptions about “Western Buddhism”: Issues and Approaches for the Classroom
Stephen C. Berkwitz
Sociology
1 July 2004
.  This article responds to the exponential growth in academic textbooks on Western or American Buddhism by arguing that popular trade books written by Buddhist teachers in the West make more… Expand
8 Citations
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Reimagining Buddhist Kingship in a Sinhala Prasasti
Stephen C. Berkwitz
History
1 April 2016
13 Citations
Resisting the Global in Buddhist Nationalism: Venerable Soma's Discourse of Decline and Reform
Stephen C. Berkwitz
SociologyThe Journal of Asian Studies
1 February 2008
This article examines Buddhist nationalism as an effort to resist the intrusion of globalizing forces into local religious and cultural heritage. By analyzing the discourse, persona, and life of… Expand
22 Citations
Emotions and Ethics in Buddhist History: The Sinhala Thūpavamsa and the Work of Virtue
Stephen C. Berkwitz
Sociology
1 April 2001
Abstract While literature is often thought to be a product of culture, the writing of history in medieval Sri Lanka was based on the assumption that texts themselves can produce changes in culture by… Expand
5 Citations
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Recent trends in Sri Lankan Buddhism
Stephen C. Berkwitz
History
1 January 2003
Abstract The South Asian island of Sri Lanka continues to be an important field site for the study of contemporary Buddhism. Numerous scholars in the field of religion base their arguments about the… Expand
8 Citations
South Asian Buddhism: A Survey
Stephen C. Berkwitz
Geography
13 August 2009
Acknowledgements Abbreviations Map of South Asian Buddhist Sites 1. Formations: The Buddha and his Dharma 2. Foundations: Mainstream Buddhist Texts and Communities 3. Furcations: Origins and… Expand
10 Citations
Buddhist History in the Vernacular: The Power of the Past in Late Medieval Sri Lanka
Stephen C. Berkwitz
Art
29 April 2004
This is a careful study about the power attributed to historical narratives in early medieval Sri Lanka. On the basis of Sinhala histories of the Buddha and his relics this work sheds new light on… Expand
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