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Buddhism and violence.


Buddhism and violence.

International Association of Buddhist Studies Conference (13th: 2002: Bangkok, Thailand) Ed. by Michael Zimmermann.

Lumbini International Research Institute


254 pages



LIRI seimar proceedings series; v.2


There is no overall study of Buddhism and violence, but there is a growing number of studies on specific cases, and the eight papers here contribute to that number in hopes that a general analysis will be undertaken at some point. European and North American scholars of religion, most specializing on India, consider such topics as views of suicide in Buddhism, the context of the rite of liberation, and Buddhism and the killing of animals in pre-modern Japan. Some of the papers diverge pretty far from the oral presentations. Published by Lumbini International Research Institute. Distributed in North America by The David Brown Book Company.

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