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(p. xiii) List of Contributors

(p. xiii) List of Contributors


Martin T. Adam (Ph.D., McGill) is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Victoria. He has published numerous essays and book chapters on (p. xiv) Buddhist ethics, and is presently writing a stage play based on Tim Ward’s What the Buddha Never Taught (2010).

Bhikkhu Anālayo is Professor at the Numata Center for Buddhist Studies, University of Hamburg. Ordained in Sri Lanka in 1995, in 2000 he completed a Ph.D. thesis at the University of Peradeniya and in 2007 a habilitation research at the University of Marburg. His main areas of research are early Buddhism, meditation, and women in Buddhism. He is the author of many articles and books, including The Foundation History of the Nuns’ Order (2016).

Dan Arnold is Associate Professor of Philosophy of Religions at the University of Chicago Divinity School. He is the author of Buddhists, Brahmins, and Belief: Epistemology in South Asian Philosophy of Religion (2005), and Brains, Buddhas, and Believing: The Problem of Intentionality in Classical Buddhist and Cognitive-Scientific Philosophy of Mind (2012).

Michael G. Barnhart is Professor of Philosophy and Chair of the Department of History, Philosophy, and Political Science at Kingsborough Community College of the City University of New York. He has written widely on various subjects including the philosophical aspects of Buddhism, comparative ethics, international human rights, political liberalism, and the challenges of moral and epistemological relativism.

Barbra Clayton is Associate Professor of Religious Studies (Asian religions) at Mount Allison University in Canada. In addition to several articles and book chapters on Indian Mahāyāna morality as well as the Shambhala Buddhist community in Canada, she is author of Moral Theory in Śāntideva’s Śikṣāsamuccaya (2006). Her recent work focuses on Bhutan’s policy of Gross National Happiness.

Alice Collett (Ph.D., Cardiff) is Dean of the School of Buddhist Studies, Philosophy and Comparative Religion at Nālandā University, India. Her research has focused on women in early Indian Buddhism and she has published several books, articles, and book chapters on the topic. She is editor of Women in Early Indian Buddhism: Comparative Textual Studies (Oxford, 2013), and author of Lives of Early Buddhist Nuns: Biographies as History (Oxford University Press India, 2016). She is currently working on a funded project on women in early Buddhist inscriptions.

Michael Conway is Lecturer in the Shin Buddhist Studies Department at Otani University in Kyoto, Japan. His research interests span over much of the Shin doctrinal tradition, from its roots in China to its modern and contemporary iterations in Japan and elsewhere. He wrote his Ph.D. thesis on Daochuo, the fourth of the seven Shin patriarchs, and has published several articles on Shinran and the creation of the Shin tradition.

Daniel Cozort is Professor of Religion at Dickinson College (Carlisle, PA). A native of North Dakota, he earned a B.A. at Brown University and an M.A. and Ph.D. at the University of Virginia. His research has concerned facets of Highest Yoga Tantra (annutara-yoga-tantra) and the Prāsaṅgika-Mādhyamaka philosophical school as understood in the Tibetan Gelukba tradition. He is the author of six books (including Highest Yoga Tantra, Unique Tenets of the Middle Way Consequence School, and Buddhist Philosophy), book chapters, journal articles, reviews, and a film about sand mandalas. He has been General Editor of the Journal of Buddhist Ethics since 2006.

Juliana Essen (Ph.D., University of Minnesota, Twin Cities) is Chief Impact Officer for the National Peace Corps Association. She was founder and Executive Director of the Global Well-Being Institute, and has taught at the Soka University of America. (p. xv) Her research interests are in Buddhist economic ethics, particularly in the context of Southeast Asia. She is author of ‘Right Development’: The Santi Asoke Buddhist Reform Movement of Thailand (2005).

Bronwyn Finnigan is Lecturer in the School of Philosophy, RSSS, at the Australian National University. She works primarily in metaethics, moral psychology, and philosophy of mind in Western and Asian philosophical traditions. She is a member of the Cowherds that authored Moonshadows: Conventional Truth in Buddhist Philosophy (Oxford, 2010), and has published on Buddhist and Madhyamaka metaethics.

Holly Gayley is Associate Professor in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder. Her research examines the revitalization of Buddhism on the Tibetan plateau since the 1980s with a special interest in issues of gender, agency, ethics, and identity in contemporary writings by Buddhist masters and cleric-scholars. She is author of Love Letters from Golok: A Tantric Couple in Modern Tibet (2016).

Paul Groner (Ph.D., Yale) is professor emeritus at the University of Virginia. He is particularly interested in Japanese Tendai and the history of precepts and ordinations in Japan. Among his publications are Saicho: The Establishment of the Japanese Tendai School (2000) and Ryogen and Mount Hiei: Japanese Tendai in the Tenth Century (2002).

Peter Harvey is Emeritus Professor of Buddhist Studies at the University of Sunderland, UK. His research focuses on early Buddhist thought and practices, and Buddhist ethics. He edits Buddhist Studies Review, journal of the UK Association for Buddhist Studies, and is author of An Introduction to Buddhism: Teachings, History and Practices (1990; 2013), The Selfless Mind: Personality, Consciousness and Nirvana in Early Buddhism (1995) and An Introduction to Buddhist Ethics: Foundations, Values and Practices (2000).

Christopher Ives is a Professor of Religious Studies at Stonehill College. In his scholarship he focuses on ethics in Zen, and currently he is working on Zen approaches to nature and environmental issues. His publications include Imperial-Way Zen: Ichikawa Hakugen’s Critique and Lingering Questions for Buddhist Ethics (2009) and Zen Awakening and Society (1992).

Michael Jerryson is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Youngstown State University. His research interests pertain to religion and identity, particularly with regard to gender, race, and class. He is editor of The Oxford Handbook of Contemporary Buddhism, and author of If You See the Buddha on the Road: Essays on Buddhism, Politics, and Violence (Oxford, forthcoming).

Stephanie Kaza is professor emerita of Environmental Studies at the University of Vermont. Her books include Dharma Rain: Sources of Buddhist Environmentalism (2000) and Hooked! Buddhist Writings on Greed, Desire, and the Urge to Consume (2005). She is currently working on Buddhist approaches to food practice and climate change.

Damien Keown is Emeritus Professor of Buddhist Ethics at Goldsmiths College, University of London. His main research interests are theoretical and applied aspects of Buddhist ethics, with particular reference to contemporary issues. He is the author (p. xvi) of many books and articles including The Nature of Buddhist Ethics (1992; 2001), Buddhism and Bioethics (2001), Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford, 2000), Buddhist Ethics: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford, 2006), and the Oxford Dictionary of Buddhism (Oxford, 2003). In 1994 he co-founded The Journal of Buddhist Ethics with Charles S. Prebish, with whom he also co-founded the Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism Series.

Sallie B. King is Professor Emerita of Philosophy and Religion at James Madison University and Affiliated Faculty, Professor of Buddhist Studies, Department of Theology, Georgetown University. She works in the areas of Buddhist philosophy and ethics; engaged Buddhism; Buddhist–Christian dialogue; and the cross-cultural philosophy of religion. She is the author of Being Benevolence: The Social Ethics of Engaged Buddhism (2005), and Socially Engaged Buddhism (2009).

Martin Kovan is completing doctoral research in philosophy at the University of Melbourne: a Buddhist-metaphysical account of intrahuman lethality, particularly in its state-sanctioned, religious, and terroristic forms. His published essays concern Buddhist violent and non-violent resistance, Tibetan Buddhist self-immolation, and theoretical issues between Buddhist political engagement and human rights, psychology and agency, and normative and metaethics.

Amy Paris Langenberg (Ph.D., Columbia) is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Eckerd College. A specialist in Indian Buddhism, her research interests include Buddhist legal traditions, Buddhist understandings of sexuality, gender, and body, and Buddhist medicine. In addition to numerous articles, she is author of Birth in Buddhism: The Suffering Fetus and Female Freedom (2017).

Richard Madsen is Distinguished Professor of Sociology Emeritus, adjunct professor of the Graduate School of Global Policy and Strategy, and Director of the UC-Fudan Center for Contemporary Chinese Studies at the University of California, San Diego. He is a co-author (with Robert Bellah et al.) of the The Good Society and Habits of the Heart, which received the Los Angeles Times Book Award and was jury nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. He has authored or co-authored seven books on China, including Morality and Power in a Chinese Village (1984) for which he received the C. Wright Mills Award; China’s Catholics: Tragedy and Hope in an Emerging Civil Society (1998); and China and the American Dream (1995). His latest single-authored book is Democracy’s Dharma: Religious Renaissance and Political Development in Taiwan (2007).

Emily McRae is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of New Mexico. She specializes in Tibetan Buddhist philosophy, ethics, moral psychology, and feminism. Much of her work is in the philosophy of emotions. She has published articles on these topics in American Philosophical Quarterly, Philosophy East and West, Journal of Religious Ethics, and History of Philosophy Quarterly. Her translation (with Jay Garfield) of nineteenth-century Tibetan master Patrul Rinpoche’s Essential Jewel of Holy Practice is forthcoming.

(p. xvii) Charles S. Prebish is Professor Emeritus at both the Pennsylvania State University and Utah State University (where he held the Charles Redd Endowed Chair in Religious Studies). His books Buddhist Monastic Discipline (1975) and Luminous Passage: The Practice and Study of Buddhism in America (1999) are considered classic volumes in Buddhist Studies. In 1993 he held the Visiting Numata Chair in Buddhist Studies at the University of Calgary. In 2005 he was honoured with a Festschrift volume entitled Buddhist Studies from India to America: Essays in Honor of Charles S. Prebish (2005).

Christopher Queen is a lecturer on World Religions and Buddhist Studies in the Harvard University Division of Continuing Education, where he served as Dean of Students and Alumni Affairs for twenty years. His holds degrees in religion, theology, and the history and phenomenology of religion from Oberlin College, Union Theological Seminary, and Boston University. He co-edited and contributed to Action Dharma: New Studies in Engaged Buddhism (2003); Engaged Buddhism in the West (1995; 2000); American Buddhism: Methods and Findings in Recent Scholarship (1998); and Engaged Buddhism: Buddhist Liberation Movements in Asia (1996), and has published numerous articles, chapters, and reference entries on contemporary Buddhism in Asia and the West.

Gene Reeves has retired from Meadville Lombard Theological School at the University of Chicago, Tsukuba University in Japan, and Renmin University of China. He has been a scholar in residence at Rissho Kosei-kai in Tokyo for nearly thirty years and has lectured widely in East Asia, Europe, and the United States, primarily on the Lotus Sutra. He is translator of The Lotus Sutra: A Contemporary Translation of a Buddhist Classic (2008) and author of The Stories of the Lotus Sutra (2010).

James Mark Shields is Professor of Comparative Humanities and Asian Thought and Inaugural Director of the Humanities Center at Bucknell University. Educated at McGill University (Canada), the University of Cambridge (UK), and Kyoto University (Japan), he conducts research on modern Buddhist thought, Japanese philosophy, comparative ethics, and philosophy of religion. In addition to several dozen published articles, chapters, and reviews, he is author of Critical Buddhism: Engaging with Modern Japanese Buddhist Thought (2011), Against Harmony: Progressive and Radical Buddhism in Modern Japan (Oxford, 2017), and co-editor of Teaching Buddhism in the West: From the Wheel to the Web (2003) and Buddhist Responses to Globalization (2014).

Douglass Smith (Ph.D., Wisconsin-Madison) is an independent scholar whose research interests include early Buddhism, secular Buddhism, and comparative philosophy.

Gareth Sparham has taught at the University of Michigan and University of California. He is the translator of Tsongkhapa’s Tantric Ethics: An Explanation of the Precepts for Buddhist Vajrayāna Practice (2005). His recent publications include a series of translations of Indian and Tibetan Perfection of Wisdom (prajñāpāramitā) commentaries in eight volumes.

(p. xviii) Sīlavādin Meynard Vasen studied philosophy in Holland and Belgium. His research interests are ethics, phenomenology, and analytical philosophy of mind, especially the area around subjectivity and selfhood. He is a member of the Triratna Buddhist Order.

Paul Waldau is Professor at Canisius College. An educator who works at the intersection of animal studies, law, ethics, religion, and cultural studies, he has been the senior faculty for the Master of Science graduate program in Anthrozoology since its founding in 2011. He has also taught at Harvard Law School and Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine. He has completed five books, the most recent of which are Animal Studies: An Introduction (Oxford, 2013) and Animal Rights (Oxford, 2011). He is also co-editor of the groundbreaking A Communion of Subjects: Animals in Religion, Science, and Ethics (2006).

Justin S. Whitaker (PhD, University of London) is an independent scholar whose research interests include early Buddhism, comparative philosophy, ethics, and mindfulness.