Prosperous Buddhism, Prosperity Buddhism, and Religious Capital

  title={Prosperous Buddhism, Prosperity Buddhism, and Religious Capital},
  author={J. Borup},
In the West, Buddhism as a “world rejecting” religion based on ascetic renunciation and non-economic spirituality is often invoked as a default narrative, and in many Buddhist cultures, immateriality is indeed promoted as a symbolic ideal of authenticity. Economy and materiality, however, are inherently part of Buddhism. This is notably the case in Japan, where monasteries, temples, and associations throughout history have been wealthy organizations. Contemporary temple Buddhism, however, faces… Expand
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