WorldCat Identities

Holt, John 1948-

Overview
Works: 38 works in 177 publications in 4 languages and 10,247 library holdings
Genres: History  Bibliography  Reference works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Rules 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Creator, Contributor
Classifications: BQ4012, 016.2943
Publication Timeline
.
Most widely held works about John Holt
 
Most widely held works by John Holt
Spirits of the place : Buddhism and Lao religious culture by John Holt( )

16 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 1,977 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spirits of the Place is a rare and timely contribution to our understanding of religious culture in Laos and Southeast Asia. Most often studied as a part of Thai, Vietnamese, or Khmer history, Laos remains a terra incognita to most Westerners--and to many of the people living throughout Asia as well. John Holt's new book brings this fascinating nation into focus. With its overview of Lao Buddhism and analysis of how shifting political power--from royalty to democracy to communism--has impacted Lao religious culture, the book offers an integrated account of the entwined political and religious history of Laos from the fourteenth century to the contemporary era. Holt advances the provocative argument that common Lao knowledge of important aspects of Theravada Buddhist thought and practice has been heavily conditioned by an indigenous religious culture dominated by the veneration of phi, spirits whose powers are thought to prevail over and within specific social and geographical domains. The enduring influence of traditional spirit cults in Lao culture and society has brought about major changes in how the figure of the Buddha and the powers associated with Buddhist temples and reliquaries--indeed how all ritual spaces and times--have been understood by the Lao. Despite vigorous attempts by Buddhist royalty, French rationalists, and most recently by communist ideologues to eliminate the worship of phi, spirit cults have not been displaced; they continue to persist and show no signs of abating. Not only have the spirits resisted eradication, but they have withstood synthesis, subordination, and transformation by Buddhist political and ecclesiastical powers. Rather than reduce Buddhist religious culture to a set of simple commonalities, Holt takes a comparative approach, using his nearly thirty years' experience with Sri Lanka to elucidate what is unique about Lao Buddhism. This stimulating book invites students in the fields of the history of religion and Buddhist and Southeast Asian studies to take a fresh look at prevailing assumptions and perhaps reconsider the place of Buddhism in Laos and Southeast Asia. -- From back cover
Constituting communities : Theravāda Buddhism and the religious cultures of South and Southeast Asia by John Holt( )

11 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Constituting Communities explores how community functions within Theravada Buddhist culture. Although the dominant focus of Buddhist studies for the past century has been on doctrinal and philosophical issues, this volume concentrates on discourses that produced them, and why and how these discourses and practices shaped Theravada communities in South and Southeast Asia. From a variety of perspectives, including historical, literary, doctrinal and philosophical, and social and anthropological, the contributors explore the issues that have proven important and definitive for identifying what it has meant, individually and socially, to be Buddhist in this particular region. The book focuses on textual discourse, how communities are formed and maintained within pluralistic contexts, and the formation of community both within and between the monastic and lay settings."--Jacket
Buddha in the crown : Avalokiteśvara in the Buddhist traditions of Sri Lanka by John Holt( )

19 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 1,639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sri Lanka has one of Asia's most pluralistic religious cultures. From a study of the changing role played by one Buddhist deity in Sinhala religious culture, the author of this study develops a thesis about the mechanism of religious change
The religious world of Kīrti Śrī : Buddhism, art, and politics in late medieval Sri Lanka by John Clifford Holt( )

17 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 1,565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This inderdisciplinary inquiry seeks to uncover how Buddhism was expressed during the waning years of indigenous political power in Asia's oldest continuing Buddhist culture. It focuses on King Kirti Sri Rajasinha and how he successfully revised Sinhalese Theravada Buddhism
The Buddhist Visnu : religious transformation, politics, and culture by John Holt( )

18 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 1,483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Holt's groundbreaking study examines the assimilation, transformation, and subordination of the Hindu deity Visnu within the contexts of Sri Lankan history and Sinhala Buddhist religious culture. Holt argues that political agendas and social forces, as much as doctrinal concerns, have shaped the shifting patterns of the veneration of Visnu in Sri Lanka
Guide to Buddhist religion by Frank Reynolds( Book )

12 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Sri Lanka reader : history, culture, politics( Book )

8 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An interdisciplinary anthology that includes many primary materials never before published in English
Theravada traditions : Buddhist ritual cultures in contemporary Southeast Asia and Sri Lanka by John Clifford) Holt( Book )

10 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Phra Bang : venerating the Buddha image in Lao religious culture -- Asala Perahara : powers of the Buddha relic in Sri Lanka -- Upasampada and pabbajja : ordination in Thai Buddhist contexts -- Kathina : making merit in modern Myanmar (Burma) -- Pchum Ben : caring for the dead ritually in Cambodia
Discipline, the canonical Buddhism of the Vinayapiṭaka by John Clifford Holt( Book )

18 editions published between 1900 and 1999 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Buddhist extremists and Muslim minorities : religious conflict in contemporary Sri Lanka( )

10 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book presents a collection of essays that investigate the history and current conditions of Buddhist-Muslim relations in Sri Lanka in an attempt to ascertain the causes of the present conflict. Readers unfamiliar with this story will be surprised to learn that it inverts common stereotypes of the two religious groups. In this context, certain groups of Buddhists, generally regarded as peace-oriented, are engaged in victimizing Muslims, who are increasingly regarded as militant, in unwarranted and irreligious ways. The essays reveal that the motivations for these attacks often stem from deep-seated economic disparity, but the contributors also argue that elements of religious culture have served as catalysts for the explosive violence. This is a much-needed, timely commentary that can potentially shift the standard narrative on Muslims and religious violence
Anāgatavaṃsa desanā = The sermon of the chronicle-to-be by Udaya Praśānta Măddēgama( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Free prose transaltion of Anāgatavaṃsa desanā, an adaptation of the Anāgatavaṃsa by Kassapathēra, fl. 1160-1230, on the story of Maitreya, Buddhist deity
Mapping ArtSouthAsia : a visual and cultural dialogue between Britain and South Asia( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The religious world of KÕirti ÔSrÕi : Buddhism, art, and politics in late medieval Sri Lanka by John Holt( )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zum Teufel mit der Kindheit : über die Bedürfnisse und Rechte von Kindern by John Holt( Book )

3 editions published in 1978 in German and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Identity and difference : essays on society and culture in Sri Lanka( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contributed articles on group identity and cultural changes in Sri Lanka to commemorate twentyfifth anniversary of Intercollegiate Sri Lanka Educational (ISLE) Program
Colonial England, 1066-1215 by John Clifford Holt( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Het kind : zijn mogelijkheden by John Clifford Holt( Book )

1 edition published in 1971 in Dutch and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aan de hand van voorbeelden wordt aangetoond hoe de natuurlijke intelligentie van een kind het beste tot ontplooiing kan worden gebracht
Het kind : een mislukking ? by John Clifford Holt( Book )

1 edition published in 1971 in Dutch and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bhikkhu discipline : salvation and community in the Vinayapitaka by John Holt( )

3 editions published between 1977 and 1982 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kīrti Śrī Rājasiṃha rajugē āgamika lōkaya by John Holt( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in Sinhalese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
0
Audience Level
1
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.15 (from 0.05 for Spirits of ... to 0.95 for Colonial E ...)

Constituting communities : Theravāda Buddhism and the religious cultures of South and Southeast Asia
Covers
Constituting communities : Theravāda Buddhism and the religious cultures of South and Southeast AsiaBuddha in the crown : Avalokiteśvara in the Buddhist traditions of Sri LankaThe religious world of Kīrti Śrī : Buddhism, art, and politics in late medieval Sri LankaThe Buddhist Visnu : religious transformation, politics, and cultureThe Sri Lanka reader : history, culture, politicsMapping ArtSouthAsia : a visual and cultural dialogue between Britain and South AsiaThe religious world of KÕirti ÔSrÕi : Buddhism, art, and politics in late medieval Sri LankaColonial England, 1066-1215
Alternative Names
Holt, J. C.

Holt, John

Holt, John 1948- .

Holt, John C.

Holt, John Clifford.

Holt, John Clifford 1948-

Languages
English (154)

German (3)

Dutch (2)

Sinhalese (1)