Journals Higher Education



Published: 08 January 2010

272 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195394832

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Buddhist Warfare

Michael Jerryson and Mark Juergensmeyer

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.


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