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Destroying Mara Forever

Powers, John / Prebish, Charles S. (Hrsg.):
Destroying Māra Forever: Buddhist Ethics Essays in Honor of Damien Keown / ed. by John Powers and Charles S. Prebish. - Ithaca, NY: Snow Lion Publications, 2009. - 294 S.
ISBN 978-1-55939-341-6 / 1-55939-341-6
US$ 22,95
DDC: 294.35

A thought-provoking collection of essays on Buddhist ethics by some of the leading thinkers in the field. The reader is provided with engaging explorations of central issues in Buddhist ethics, insightful analyses of the ways Buddhist ethical principles are being applied today in both Asian and Western countries, and groundbreaking proposals about how Buddhist perspectives might inform debates on some of the core ethical issues of the modern world, including consumerism, globalization, environmental problems, war, ethnic conflict, and inter-religious tensions.
   The leading figure in identifying the field of Buddhist ethics and articulating some of its core issues is Professor Damien Keown of the University of London. This book brings together a group of eminent scholars who have all been influenced by Keown's work, and who are also friends and close colleagues. The result is a wonderful volume for those who are struggling with practical issues of ethical concern. This will be a valuable resource in the study of ethics for years to come. [Verlagsinformation]

Contributors. vii
Prologue. xiii
Bibliography of Damien Keown. xxi
Introduction. 1
   - Barbra R. Clayton: Śāntideva, Virtue, and Consequentialism. 15
   - L. S. Cousins: Scholar Monks and Meditator Monks Revisited. 31
   - Peter Harvey: Buddhist Perspectives on Crime and Punishment. 47
   - John Powers: You're Only as Good as You Look: Indian Buddhist Associations of Virtue and Physical Appearance. 67
   - Charles S. Prebish: Mahāyāna Ethics and American Buddhism: Subtle Solutions or Creative Perversions? 95
   - Paul Williams: Is Buddhist Ethics Virtue Ethics? Toward a Dialogue with Śāntideva and a Footnote to Keown. 113
   - George D. Bond: Buddhism, War and Peace in Sri Lanka. 141
   - Peter D. Hershock: Ethics in an Era of Reflexive Modernization: A Buddhist Response. 151
   - Christopher Ives: In Search of a Green Dharma: Philosophical Issues in Buddhist
   - Environmental Ethics. 165
   - Sallie B. King: Elements of Engaged Buddhist Ethical Theory. 187
   - Daniel Cozort: Suffering Made Sufferable: Śāntideva, Dzongkaba, and Modern Therapeutic Approaches to Suffering’s Silver Lining. 207
   - Ian Harris: Something Rotten in the State of Buddhaland: Good Governance in Theravāda Buddhism. 221
   - Charles B. Jones: Foundations of Ethics and Practice in Chinese Pure Land Buddhism. 237
   - Donald K. Swearer: Thai Buddhism in the Twenty-First Century: Contesting Views. 261
Index. 285

Gefeierte Persönlichkeit

DAMIEN KEOWN, Professor of Buddhist Ethics, Goldsmiths College, University of London. Faculty profile.

JOHN POWERS has published twelve books, including the recently revised Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Virginia and specializes in Indian and Tibetan intellectual history. He is currently Professor in the Faculty of Asian Studies at Australian National University. Faculty profile.
CHARLES S. PREBISH is Professor Emeritus at the Pennsylvania State University, where he taught for thirty-five years, and holds the Charles Redd Endowed Chair in Religious Studies at Utah State University. He is the author or editor of twenty books and is the founding coeditor of the Journal of Buddhist Ethics and the Journal of Global Buddhism. Homepage.

Quellen: Snowlion Publications; WorldCat; Amazon.