Temple Buddhism today: scholarly and popular images of corruption -- Laity and the temple: past and present -- Trying to have it both ways: the laity in a world-renouncer organization? -- The contemporary priesthood: images of identity crisis -- New priests for new times? -- Coming to terms: temple wives and world-renouncers -- Money and the temple: law, taxes and the image of Buddhism -- The price of naming the dead: funerals, posthumous precept names, and changing views of the afterlife.Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (p. -249) and index.
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