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Militant Buddhism


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1 Introduction: Between Dhamma-Ghosa and Bheri-Ghosa
2 The Sound of War Drums: Political Theology and the Return of Religion
3 The Age of Suffering: Buddhist Discourses on Non-Violence in Theory and Practice
4 Monks in the Age of Suffering: World Renouncers and World Conquerors
5 Sri Lanka: "This Is the Island of Us Sinhalese People"
6 Burma: "You Cannot Sleep Next to a Mad Dog"
7 Thailand: "It Is Time to Arm Thai Buddhists"
8 Comparative Analysis: "Buddhism Is Not a Suicidal Utopianism"

9 Outlook: How to Deal with War Monks?

About the Author

Peter Lehr is Lecturer in Terrorism Studies at the Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence (CSTPV), University of St. Andrews, UK. An area specialist on South and Southeast Asia, Dr Lehr has published on a wide range of topics, including religion and (political) violence.

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