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Buddhism  

Andrew Skilton

Published in print:
Nov 2013
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Oct 2013
The article examines evidence for characteristic Buddhist positions regarding the nature and soteriological status of deities. It establishes that deities are but one of several classes of ... More

Buddhist Economics: Scales of Value in Global Exchange  

Matthew King

In addition to summarizing key concerns in Theravāda Buddhist Economics by scholars such as E. F. Schumacher and the Thai monk Payutto, this essay explores how descriptions of the West, ... More

A Buddhist Perspective  

David Burton

Published in print:
Dec 2010
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Jan 2011
This article examines Buddhist views about intrareligious and interreligious diversity. For a Buddhist, religious others can be Buddhists of other sects and schools, as well as those ... More

Japanese Millennial Movements  

Helen Hardacre

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Oct 2011
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Jan 2012
This article introduces the Japanese millennial movements, which came into contact with its western counterparts in the nineteenth century. While periodization has been intrinsic to ... More

Korean Millennial Movements  

Robert Pearson Flaherty

Published in print:
Oct 2011
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Jan 2012
This article examines some of the main contributors to millennialism in a Korean context. The Korean millennial legacy is a synthesis of diverse influences such as Buddhism, Christianity, ... More

Natural Theology in Eastern Religions  

Jessica Frazier

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Jan 2013
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Jun 2013
This chapter examines natural theology perspectives from Eastern religions. It begins by exploring the possibility of a broader definition of ‘natural theology’ that encompasses the various forms it ... More

Starvation and Self-Mutilation in Religious Traditions  

Liz Wilson

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Jan 2013
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Mar 2013
This chapter investigates the place of destructive acts against oneself—such as starvation and self-mutilation—in the spectrum of violent actions performed in the name of religion. ... More

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