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American university studies. Series VII, Theology and religion ; v. 317.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages -235) and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Theoretical perspective Methodology Understanding the context of the Sinhalese puberty ritual The Sinhalese Buddhist perception of the puberty ritual Comparison of the attitudes between Sinhalese Buddhists and Sinhalese Christians Approaching the Sinhalese puberty ritual in light of the Bible Contextualization and its implications for the Christian practice of puberty The Sinhalese Christian appraisal of the puberty ritual Concluding implications : missiological insights regarding the Sinhalese puberty ritual.