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Buddhist Warfare

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ISBN-10: 0195394844

ISBN-13: 9780195394849

Edition: 2009

Authors: Michael K. Jerryson, Mark Juergensmeyer

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Buddhism has played significant role in the current global rise in religious nationalism and violence, but the violent aspects of Buddhist tradition have been neglected in the outpouring of academic analyses and case studies of this disturbing trend. This book offers eight essays examining the dark side of a tradition often regarded as the religion of peace. The authors note the conflict between the Buddhist norms of non-violence and the prohibition of the killing of sentient beings and acts of state violence supported by the Buddhist community (sangha), acts of civil violence in which monks participate, and Buddhist intersectarian violence. They consider contemporary and historical cases…    
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Book details

List price: $31.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/8/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.858
Language: English

Contributors
Introduction
Buddhism and War
Making Merit through Warfare According to the &Abar;rya-Bodhisattva-gocara-up&abar;yavi&sbdot;aya-vikurva&nbdot;a-nirdeśa S&ubar;tra
Sacralized Warfare: The Fifth Dalai Lama and the Discourse of Religious Violence
Legalized Violence: Punitive Measures of Buddhist Khans in Mongolia
A Buddhological Critique of "Soldier-Zen" in Wartime Japan
Buddhists in China during the Korean War (1951-1953)
Onward Buddhist Soldiers: Preaching to the Sri Lankan Army
Militarizing Buddhism: Violence in Southern Thailand
Afterthoughts
Appendix
Bibliography
Index