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

Author: Michael Jerryson
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2018.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Jerryson, Michael.
If You Meet the Buddha on the Road : Buddhism, Politics, and Violence.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, ©2018
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Jerryson
ISBN: 9780190683573 0190683570 9780190683597 0190683597
OCLC Number: 1024278241
Description: 1 online resource (241 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half title; If You Meet the Buddha on the Road; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction: The Quandary of Buddhism and Violence; Terms and Taxonomies: The Buddhist System and Violence; The Harm in Researching Violence; Chapter Overviews; 1. Buddhist Paths to Violence; Doctrinal Justifications through Exceptions; Prima Facie Logic: Defending Buddhism and Violence; Heuristics and Violence: Fetishist Disavowal; Conclusion; 2. State Violence and Buddhist Monks; Doctrinal Backgrounds: Of Monks and Rulers; Dhammic Autocracies; A Contemporary Case Study. Weak Comparisons in MyanmarConclusion; 3. The Violence of Gender Discrimination; Challenges for TheravÄ#x81;da Bhikkhunı Orders; The Violence in Gendering Sacrality; Gender, Mae Chıs, and Bhikkhunıs; Buddhist Justifications for Gender Discrimination in Monasticism; Conclusion; 4. The Negotiation of Violence: Buddhist Military Chaplains; The Thai Military and Buddhist Monasticism; Ethical Taxonomies and Buddhist Regulations; Transformations: A New Role; The Thai Buddhist Military Chaplaincy and Modernity; Conclusion; 5. The Violence of Trauma: Buddhist and Muslim Coping Strategies. Meditation, Meditation, MeditationAcademic Research on Buddhist Coping Techniques; Triangulating Coping Techniques in a Conflict Zone; Results and Discussion; New Directions for Buddhists and Mental Health; Conclusion; 6. Violence against Buddha: A History of Blasphemy; Blasphemy and the Decline of Buddhism; Slandering Doctrine in the Buddhist System; Blasphemy and the Life of Relics; Knowing Buddha Organizationâ#x80;#x99;s Dharma Army; Legal, Economic, and Social Media Approaches to Blasphemy; Conclusion; Postscript: Buddhist Authority, Politics, and Violence. Early Work on Religious Authority: Orthodoxy and OrthopraxyCulture, Charisma, and Religion; Buddhist Authority beyond Text and Ritual; Preliminary Applications; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.

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[A]n arresting and well researched book. * Mark Juergensmeyer, The Wire * In an arresting and well researched book, If You Meet the Buddha on the Road: Buddhism, Politics, and Violence, Michael Read more...

 
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