Militarism and Buddhism in Modern Asia
Series: Routledge Studies in Religion
It is generally accepted in the West that Buddhism is a ‘peaceful’ religion. The Western public tends to assume that the doctrinal rejection of violence in Buddhism would make Buddhist pacifists, and often expects Buddhist societies or individual Asian Buddhists to conform to the modern Western...
Published August 7th 2012 by Routledge
A Comparative Perspective
This book explores how issues of ethics in war and warfare have been treated by major ethical traditions of Asia. It opens a discussion about whether there are universal standards in the ideologies of warfare between the major religious traditions of the world. While the chapters are written by...
Published April 28th 2009 by Routledge
A Social-Psychological Exploration of the Origins of a World Religion
Why did people in North India from the 5th century BC choose to leave the world and join the sect of the Buddha? This is the first book to apply the insights of social psychology in order to understand the religious motivation of the people who constituted the early Buddhist community. It also...
Published August 28th 2002 by Routledge