Religions and Trade: Religious Formation, Transformation and Cross-Cultural Exchange between East and West

Religions and Trade: Religious Formation, Transformation and Cross-Cultural Exchange between East and West

Description

In Religions and Trade a number of international scholars investigate the ways in which eastern and western religions were formed and transformed from the perspective of trade. Trade changes religions. Religions expand through the help of trade infrastructures, and religions extend and enrich the trade relations with cultural and religious commodities which they contribute to the market place of human culture and religion. This leads to the inclusion, demarcation and densification as well as the amalgamation of religious traditions. In an attempt to find new pathways into the world of religious dynamics, this collection of essays focuses on four elements or commodities of religious interchange: topologies of religious space, religious symbol systems, religious knowledge, and religious-ethical ways of life.

Table of contents

Contents......Page 8
Preface......Page 12
List of Contributors......Page 14
List of Ilustrations......Page 18
Trading Religions: Foundational and Introductory Matters......Page 22
With the Grain Came the Gods from the Orient to Rome: The Example of Serapis and Some Systematic Reflections......Page 40
Part One Trade and the Topology of Religious Space......Page 64
Localizing the Buddhas Presence at Wayside Shrines in Northern Pakistan......Page 66
When the Greeks Converted the Buddha: Asymmetrical Transfers of Knowledge in Indo-Greek Cultures......Page 86
The Buddhaksetra of Bodhgaya: Sangha, Exchanges and Trade Networks......Page 138
Part Two Trade and Religious Symbol Systems......Page 160
Trading Religions and Visible Religion in the Ancient Near East......Page 162
Trading the Symbols of the Goddess Nanaya......Page 188
Trading Religions from Bronze Age Iran to Bactria......Page 220
Part Three Trade and Religious Knowledge......Page 252
From World Religion to World Dominion: Trading, Translation and Institution-building in Tibet......Page 254
Religious Transformation between East and West: Hanukkah in the Babylonian Talmud and Zoroastrianism......Page 282
Sharing the Concept of God among Trading Prophets: Reading the Poems Attributed to Umayya b. Abi Salt......Page 304
Part Four Trade and Religious-Ethical Ways of Life......Page 328
Trading Institutions: The Design of Daoist Monasticism......Page 330
Philos Attractive Ethics on the Religious Market of Ancient Alexandria......Page 354
Traveling Ethics: The Case of the Household Codes in Ephesians 5:216:9 in Cross-Cultural Perspective......Page 378
Index......Page 388

Details

  • Author: Peter Wick, Volker Rabens (eds)
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Publisher: Brill
  • ISBN-10: 9004255281
  • ISBN-13: 9789004255302
  • Pages: 394
  • Format: pdf
  • Size: 5.5M
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