Hospitality - Research Article from Encyclopedia of Religion

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See Also

Gift Giving; Potlatch.

Bibliography

Perhaps the best overall work for understanding hospitality as a religious phenomenon remains Marcel Mauss's The Gift: Forms and Functions of Exchange in Archaic Societies, translated by Ian Cunnison (Glencoe, Ill., 1954; New York, 1967). Originally published in 1925, Mauss's seminal essay gives considerable attention to the roles of guests and hosts at meals and to the religious conceptualizations of these in a number of cultures. For an understanding of Buddhist views on hospitality, particularly as they occur in present-day Theravāda Buddhism, Richard F. Gombrich's field-based work, Precept and Practice: Traditional Buddhism in the Rural Highlands of Ceylon (Oxford, 1971), proves invaluable. Also useful are the texts and interpretations provided in Buddhist Texts through the Ages, edited by Edward Conze, I. B. Horner, David Snellgrove, and Arthur Waley (New York, 1954). With regard to Hinduism, the collected papers of Louis Dumont, published as Religion, Politics, and...

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