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Buddhist warfare

Author: Michael K Jerryson; Mark Juergensmeyer
Publisher: New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2010.
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Though traditionally regarded as a peaceful religion, Buddhism has a dark side. On multiple occasions over the past fifteen centuries, Buddhist leaders have sanctioned violence, and even war. The eight essays in this book focus on a variety of Buddhist traditions, from antiquity to the present, and show that Buddhist organizations have used religious images and rhetoric to support military conquest throughout  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Buddhist warfare.
New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2010
(DLC) 2009012194
(OCoLC)317361820
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael K Jerryson; Mark Juergensmeyer
ISBN: 9780199741380 0199741387
OCLC Number: 515539074
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 257 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction / Michael Jerryson --
Buddhism and war / Paul Demiéville --
Making merit through warfare according to the Ārya-Bodhisattva-gocara-upāyaviṣaya-vikurvaṇa-nirdeśa Sūtra / Stephen Jenkins --
Sacralized warfare : the fifth Dalai Lama and the discourse of religious violence / Derek F. Maher --
Legalized violence: punitive measures of Buddhist Khans in Mongolia / Vesna A. Wallace --
A Buddhological critique of "soldier-zen" in wartime Japan / Brian Daizen Victoria --
Buddhists in China during the Korean War (1951-1953) / Xue Yu --
Onward Buddhist soldiers: preaching to the Sri Lankan army / Daniel W. Kent --
Militarizing Buddhism: violence in southern Thailand / Michael Jerryson / Afterthoughts / Bernard Faure.
Responsibility: edited by Michael Jerryson and Mark Juergensmeyer.

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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  Read more...

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The book...presents a uniquely Buddhist "heart of darkness" * Katherine Wharton, Times Literary Supplement *

 
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