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The links provided here are for the purpose of having online material where you can learn what each faith has to say about itself.  While these links are not about "religious anthropology" itself, having a knowledge of what each faith believes can be an important tool in many studies of the anthropology of religion.  

In the review annotations, I will let the site speak for itself as much as possible.




Access to Insight: Readings in Theravada Buddhism __ The title says it all. Several articles and links. - From -

A Manual of Buddhism __ You will find a brief introduction to Theravada Buddhism as well as explanations of the teachings and history. - From Kwang-Tien - 

The myth of Hinayana __ "Hinayana, or, more correctly, hiinayaana, is a highly derogatory term. It does not simply mean "Lesser vehicle" as one often can see stated." You can learn about the controversy and the origin of the term. - From Kåre A. Lie - 

Theraveda Buddhism __ A good overview of Theravada and its history. - From Richard Hooker -

Theravada Buddhism __ You will learn about the main periods of Theravada development. - From Ven. P. Boonshoo Sriburin, Ph.D. -

Theravada Buddhism: Text and Teachings__ Online e-books covering many aspects of Theravada Buddhism. Most are in PDF formats, Acrobat Reader needed - From Buddhanet -

What is Theravada? __ A good introduction to Theravada Buddhism. "Theravada (pronounced -- more or less -- "tay-rah-VAH-dah"), the "Doctrine of the Elders," is the school of Buddhism that draws its scriptural inspiration from the texts of the Pali Canon, or Tipitaka, which scholars generally accept as containing the earliest surviving record of the Buddha's teachings. For many centuries, Theravada has been the predominant religion of continental Southeast Asia (Thailand, Myanmar/Burma, Cambodia, and Laos) and Sri Lanka..." - From John Bullitt - 

What Theravada Buddhists Believe __ A look at the basics of Theravada belief and its relationships with some contemporary issues. - From - 



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