OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

If You Meet the Buddha on the Road: Buddhism, Politics, and Violence

ISBN : 9780190683566

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¥17,710
Author: 
Michael Jerryson
Pages
240 Pages
Format
Hardcover
Size
156 x 235 mm
Pub date
May 2018
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Drawing on Buddhist treatments of violence, this book explores Buddhist invocation, support, or justification of war, conflict, state violence, and gender discrimination. In addition, it examines the ways in which Buddhists address violence as military chaplains, cope with violence in a conflict zone, and serve as witnesses of blasphemy to Buddhism.

Index: 

Introduction: The Quandry of Buddhism and Violence
I. Buddhist Paths to Violence
II. State Violence and Buddhist Monks
III. The Violence of Gender Discrimination
IV. The Negotiaton of Violence: Buddhist Military Chaplains
V. The Violence of Trauma: Buddhist and Muslim Coping Strategies
VI. Violence against Buddha: A History of Blasphemy
Postscript: Buddhist Authority, Politics, and Violence
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About the author: 

Michael Jerryson is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Youngstown University. He is the co-editor of the Oxford Handbook of Religion and Violence and the editor of the Oxford Handbook of Contemporary Buddhism.

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