In this book, Nirvana: Concept, Imagery, Narrative, Steven Collins pursues a number of approaches that a general reader could pursue in order to make sense of the Buddhist principle of nirvana. Steven Collins, Selfless Persons: Image and Thought in Theravada Buddhism Mohan Wijayaratna, Buddhist Monastic Life, according to the Texts of the Theravada Tradition (1990) Richard F. Gombrich, Theravada Buddhism: A Social History from Benares to Modern Colombo (1988) Get more at UChicago news delivered to your inbox. Steven Collins (16 September 1951 – 15 February 2018) was a British-born Buddhist studies scholar. Buddhist Art. Big Brains podcast: The Urgent Need to Reinvest in American Research, 5801 S. 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Part Two explores other Buddhist utopias and relates Buddhist utopianism to studies of European and American utopian writing. Professor, Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago. Visit our page for journalists or call (773) 702-8360. by Steven Collins , Justin McDaniel , Charles Hallisey £21.84 £26.29 This wide-ranging and powerful book argues that Theravāda Buddhism provides ways of thinking about the self that can reinvigorate the humanities and offer broader insights into how to learn and how to act. Providing a fresh reading on texts and stories we thought we knew, Collins makes the case that the Pali literature associated most often with Theravada Buddhism is also much more than that—it is a treasure trove of insight into the human condition and how we might meaningfully navigate it. Dear Earth. “He was perhaps the single most sheerly intelligent person I’ve ever known, a great citizen of the University, and a wise and compassionate teacher and friend,” Cox said. Steven Collins argues that Buddhist philosophy should be approached in the spirit of its historical teachers and visionaries, who saw themselves not as preservers of an archaic body of rules but as part of a timeless effort to understand what it means to lead a worthy life. Stephen Jenkins (in JIABS 33.1-2) has acutely pointed out how often premodern Buddhist texts seem to advocate gratuitous violence, and the Mahāvaṃsa is a key example. It presents an introductory sketch of Pali using both European and South Asian grammatical categories. Collins, Steven 1951-2018 . Nirvana and other Buddhist Felicities, by Steven Collins. By Steven Collins discusses these issues in relation to textuality, world history, and ideology in premodern civilisations, aiming to contribute to a new vision of Buddhist history, which can hold both the inside and the outside of texts together. Selfless Persons is an important study of the Buddhist doctrine of anatta, or "no-self. Principles of Buddhist Psychology, by David J. Kalupahana. Although recent scholarship has shown that the term ‘Theravāda’ in the familiar modern sense is a nineteenth- and twentieth-century construct, it is now used 100 1 _ ‎‡a Collins, Steven ‏ ‎‡d 1951-2018 ‏ 100 1 _ ‎‡a Collins, Steven, ‏ ‎‡d 1951- ‏ 100 1 _ ‎‡a Collins, Steven, ‏ ‎‡d 1951- ‏ This book will be essential reading for students of Buddhism, but will also have much to teach anyone concerned with Asia and its religions, or indeed anyone with an interest in the ideas of eternal life or timelessness"--Page 4 of cover. Jay Garfield & William Edelgass (eds.) Steven Collins, renowned Buddhist scholar and expert on the Pali language, died unexpectedly at age 66 on February 15 while leading a seminar in New Zealand. Primary Contributions (1) Pali literature. He earned a master's degree and doctorate from the University of Oxford and lectured at the University of Bristol before joining the University of Chicago faculty in 1991, where he was named the Chester D. Tripp Professor in the Humanities. Steven Collins, Chester D. Tripp Professor in the Humanities and in South Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago and a Council member of the Pali Text Society will be the Robert H. N. Ho Family Visiting Professor in Buddhist Studies at Arizona State University during spring of 2016. Covering a story? He described Collins as a “doting husband, father and grandfather, an obsessive Miles Davis and John Coltrane fan, and a lifelong supporter of Tottenham Hotspur F.C. 4. Creativity and Contemplation. He was also associate faculty in the Divinity School. Collins devotes part 1 to a detailed analysis of the concept of nirvana, a Buddhist's ultimate goal and the closure of Pali narratives. Steven Collins, world-renowned scholar of Buddhism, 1951-2018 The following obituary was published on March 1 by the UChicago News Office . 'Steven Collins has written an admirable and fascinating book. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Selfless Persons : Imagery and Thought in Theravada Buddhism by Steven Collins (1990, Trade Paperback) at the best online prices at eBay! Nirvana: Concept, Imagery, Narrative - by Steven Collins. See Steven Collins, Nirvana and Other Buddhist Felicities: Utopias of the Pali Imaginaire (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998). 1. He does so by framing nirvana in categories familiar to the western mind. E-books | Columbia University Press | 2020 35–95, 123–148, 161–206 = 130 sidor E-resurser ... Collins, Steven. Offering his own interpretation of key texts, Steven Collins explains the idea in a new, accessible way - as a concept, as an image (metaphor), and as an element in the process of … Free shipping for many products! Whitney Cox, associate professor and chair of South Asian Languages and Civilizations, said Collins was one of his generation’s most distinguished historians of premodern Southern Asia. Steven Collins' last book is a gift. Lamotte and Hirakawa both maintain that the first schism in the Buddhist sangha occurred during the reign of Ashoka. Steven Collins argues that Buddhist philosophy should be approached in the spirit of its historical teachers and visionaries, who saw themselves not as preservers of an archaic body of rules but as part of a timeless effort to understand what it means to lead a worthy life. The period of "Early Buddhism" in the sense of pre-sectarian Buddhism is considered by scholars such as Paul J. Griffiths and Steven Collins to be from the time of the historical Buddha to the reign of Ashoka (c. 268 to 232 BCE). Pudgalavāda Buddhism: The Reality of the Indeterminate Self, by Leonard C.D.C. Time-span. The Chester D. Tripp Professor in the Humanities, Collins chaired the Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations several times since joining the UChicago faculty in 1991. The Impact of the Science-Religion Bifurcation on the Landscape of Modern Theravāda Meditation, Kate Crosby. Death Dhamma. Steven Collins, world-renowned scholar of Buddhism, 1951-2018 Coastline Meditations. Juliane Schober & Steven Collins - 2012 - Contemporary Buddhism 13 (1):157-166. Although the emphasis of the book is firmly philosophical, Dr. Collins makes use of a number of academic disciplines, particularly those of anthropology, linguistics, sociology, and comparative religion, in an attempt to discover the "deep structure" of Buddhist culture and imagination, and to make these doctrines comprehensible in terms of the western history of ideas. Theravāda Buddhist Civilizations and their Modern Formations, Juliane Schober and Steven Collins. 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